RADIO MEASUREMENT OF OCEANIC WINDS AT LONG RANGES: AN EVALUATION

Oceanic winds were measured locally by anemometers and remotely by an HF skywave radar at ranges exceeding 3000 km. Wind velocity was deduced from sea backscatter Doppler spectra. These spectra were often perturbed by ionospheric motion, yet wind direction was measured to within plus or minus 16 deg and wind speed to within plus or minus 4 m/sec. Better measures of wind speed should exist at shorter ranges or with better ionospheric conditions. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also published in Radio Science, V10 N10, pp 853-857, October 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    University of California
    La Jolla, CA  USA  92037
  • Authors:
    • STEWART, R H
    • Barnum, J R
  • Publication Date: 1975-2-5

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  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-75-C-0152, N00014-69-A0200-6043
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM