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Preliminary results of a meteorological payload being developed by IITM

Vernekar, KG and Mohan, B and Srivastava, S (1984) Preliminary results of a meteorological payload being developed by IITM. Advances in Space Research, 4 (6). pp. 111-115.

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A meteorological rocket payload developed at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) using thermistor as a temperature sensor was flight tested on RH-200 rocket at Thumba (08° 32'N, 76° 52'E), India, during February/April 1982 on four occasions. The corrected data obtained with this payload are compared with Russian rocket, M-100, data. The temperature profile obtained with IITM payload is warmer above 45-km, as compared with M-100 temperature profile, on all occasions. Meridional and zonal winds also agree up to 45-km level. Temperature records show a wave pattern varying in amplitude and frequency in the 20 to 45-km range.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to COSPAR
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2015 17:31
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 17:31

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