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
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