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Analysis of the Bivariate Parameter Wind Differences Between Jimsphere and WindsondeAn analysis is presented for the bivariate parameter differences between the FPS-16 Radar/Jimsphere and the Meteorological Sounding System (MSS) Windsonde. The Jimsphere is used as the standard to measure the ascent wind during the Space Shuttle launches at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and the Windsonde is the backup system. In addition, a discussion of the terrestrial environment (below 20 km) and a description of the Jimsphere and Windsonde wind sensors are given. Computation of the wind statistics from 64 paired Jimsphere and Windsonde balloon releases in support of 14 Space Shuttle launches shows a good agreement between the two wind sensors. From the analysis of buildup and back-off data for various scales of distance and the comparison of the cumulative percent frequency (CPF) versus wind speed change, it is shown that the wind speed change for various scales of distances for the Jimsphere and Windsonde compare favorably.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Susko, Michael
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1987
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:4014
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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