Accession Number : ADA329001

Title :   Wind Data from Memphis Airport.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug-Dec 95,

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

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

PDF Url : ADA329001

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A 1300-foot array of horizontal and vertical single-axis anemometers was installed at the Memphis, TN Airport on 10- and 13-foot poles under the approach to Runway 727. One-minute average measurements were recorded continuously from mid August 1995 through late December 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 could be used to evaluate 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 :   *DATA BASES, *TURBULENCE, *TRAILING VORTICES, WIND, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, WAKE, AIRPORTS, CROSSWINDS.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE