Accession Number : ADA326764

Title :   Wind Data from Kennedy Airport.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 94-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : JOHN A VOLPE NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Abramson, Steve ; Burnham, David

PDF Url : ADA326764

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : A 700 foot array of horizontal and vertical single axis anemometers was installed at New York's Kennedy Airport on 30 foot poles under the approach to Runway 31R. One minute average measurements were recorded continuously, with a few breaks, from September 1994 through June 1995. Although the original purpose for the anemometers was to track the lateral position of wake vortices, the measurements also provide a database of wind and turbulence that can be used for other purposes. For example, the crosswind data has been used to evaluate four adaptive wake vortex separation systems based on the measured crosswind. This report documents the data formats and database characteristics and provides information on how to obtain a copy of the data.

Descriptors :   *TRAILING VORTICES, *ANEMOMETERS, DATA BASES, WIND, TURBULENCE, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, WAKE, AIRPORTS, CROSSWINDS.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE