Use of Chaff for Wind Measurements

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  • 1 Department of Meteorology, The University of Chicago
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The use of radar-reflecting chaff for making measurements of wind velocity and divergence is discussed. Data are presented to illustrate how the chaff technique can be used in studies of phenomena of various scales.

1 The research reported in this paper has been sponsored by the Geophysics Research Directorate, Air Force Cambridge Research Center, under Contract AF19(604)-1388.

2 This paper was presented at the Sixth Weather Radar Conference. 26–28 March 1957, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The use of radar-reflecting chaff for making measurements of wind velocity and divergence is discussed. Data are presented to illustrate how the chaff technique can be used in studies of phenomena of various scales.

1 The research reported in this paper has been sponsored by the Geophysics Research Directorate, Air Force Cambridge Research Center, under Contract AF19(604)-1388.

2 This paper was presented at the Sixth Weather Radar Conference. 26–28 March 1957, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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