Accession Number : ADA121161


Title :   Water Vapor as a Tracer in Remote Wind Sensing: A Feasibility Study.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND WSMR NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB


Personal Author(s) : Barber,T L


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA121161


Report Date : Aug 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : The military is becoming aware of its need for real-time wind information. The variation in absolute water vapor content can be used as the tracer for a remote wind measurement. This feasibility study is believed to be the first attempt to use a property of water vapor to measure the wind remotely. An example is presented and discussed for a wind measurement at a 500-m range.


Descriptors :   *MEASUREMENT , *WIND , *LASERS , *REMOTE DETECTORS , *WATER VAPOR , MICROSTRUCTURE , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , WIND VELOCITY , ABSORPTION , DIFFERENTIAL ANALYZERS , CONTINUOUS WAVE LASERS , ATMOSPHERICS


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Lasers and Masers
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE