Aircraft measurements of electrified clouds at Kennedy Space Center. Part 2 : Case study: 4 November 1988 (88309).
- Jones, J. J.
- Apr 27, 1990.
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- Bullock, J. W., Winn, W. P., Hunyady, S. J., and Moore, C. B.
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- During the fall of 1988, a Schweizer airplane equipped to measure electric field and other meteorological parameters flew over Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in a program to study clouds defined in the existing launch restriction criteria. A case study is presented of a single flight over KSC on November 4, 1988. This flight was chosen for two reasons: (1) the clouds were weakly electrified, and no lightning was reported during the flight; and (2) electric field mills in the surface array at KSC indicated field strengths greater than 3 kV/m, yet the aircraft flying directly over them at an altitude of 3.4 km above sea level measured field strengths of less than 1.6 kV/m. A weather summary, sounding description, record of cloud types, and an account of electric field measurements are included.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19910005369.
Accession ID: 91N14682.
Aircraft Measurements of Electrified Clouds at Kennedy Space Center; 17 p.
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