Accession Number : ADA288437

Title :   Characterization of the Wind Field at the Aerial Cable Test Capability Site.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES PHYSICAL SCIENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Okrasinski, Richard ; Olsen, Robert ; Fox, John

PDF Url : ADA288437

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : The U.S. Army is building a tent facility in which targets will be suspended or dropped from a 5-km-long aerial cable strung between two mountain ranges across a valley. The facility known as the Aerial Cable Test Capability, will be located near Jim Site in the north central part of White Sands Missile Range. During the winter and spring of 1992, four meteorological towers, a Doppler sonar, and a rawinsonde system were deployed in the area to collect atmospheric data. Statistics of these data are presented to show the characteristics of the wind field at the facility and help decide which meteorological equipment would be appropriate to support missions there.

Descriptors :   *WIND, *CABLES, *METEOROLOGICAL DATA, *DATA ACQUISITION, *TENTS, *GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, TEST AND EVALUATION, AIRBORNE, TOWERS, MOUNTAINS, WINTER, MISSIONS, METEOROLOGY, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, NORTH(DIRECTION), RADIOSONDES.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
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