Statistical Determination of Error in Parachute-Derived Wind Velocities.

by R. Robert Rapp

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An analysis of the error of high-level wind determinations based on data from six tests in which parachutes were tracked by two radars. The instrument error is shown to be less than 3m/sec; the error caused by the failure of the parachute to follow the wind is much smaller. 5 pp.

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