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Comparison of FPS-16 radar/jimsphere and NASA's 50-MHz radar wind profiler turbulence indicatorsMeasurements of the wind and turbulent regions from the surface to 16 km by the FPS-11 radar/jimsphere system are reported with particular attention given to the use of these turbulence and wind assessments to validate the NASA 50-MHz radar wind profiler. Wind profile statistics were compared at 150-m wavelengths, a wavelength validated from 20 jimspheres, simultaneously tracked by FPS-16 and FPQ-14 radar, and the resulting analysis of auto spectra, cross-spectra, and coherence squared spectra of the wind profiles. Results demonstrate that the NASA prototype wind profiler is an excellent monitoring device illustrating the measurements of the winds within 1/2 hour of launch zero.
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Conference Paper
Susko, Michael
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 93-0758
Meeting Information
AIAA, Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit(Reno, NV)
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