Quality Control of Wind Data from 50-MHz Doppler Radar Wind Profiler
- Vacek, Austin
- October 27, 2015.
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- Upper-level wind profiles obtained from a 50-MHz Doppler Radar Wind Profiler (DRWP) instrument at Kennedy Space Center are incorporated in space launch vehicle design and day-of-launch operations to assess wind effects on the vehicle during ascent. Automated and manual quality control (QC) techniques are implemented to remove spurious data in the upper-level wind profiles caused from atmospheric and non-atmospheric artifacts over the 2010-2012 period of record (POR). By adding the new quality controlled profiles with older profiles from 1997-2009, a robust database will be constructed of upper-level wind characteristics. Statistical analysis will determine the maximum, minimum, and 95th percentile of the wind components from the DRWP profiles over recent POR and compare against the older database. Additionally, this study identifies specific QC flags triggered during the QC process to understand how much data is retained and removed from the profiles.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20150021466.
Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium; 27-29 Oct. 2015; Huntsville, IL; United States.
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