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Title: Trans Atlantic Infrasound Payload (TAIP) Operation Plan.

Abstract

The Carolina Infrasound package, added as a piggyback to the 2016 ULDB ight, recorded unique acoustic signals such as the ocean microbarom and a large meteor. These data both yielded unique insights into the acoustic energy transfer from the lower to the upper atmosphere as well as highlighted the vast array of signals whose origins remain unknown. Now, the opportunity to y a payload across the north Atlantic offers an opportunity to sample one of the most active ocean microbarom sources on Earth. Improvements in payload capabilities should result in characterization of the higher frequency range of the stratospheric infrasound spectrum as well. Finally, numerous large mining and munitions disposal explosions in the region may provide \ground truth" events for assessing the detection capability of infrasound microphones in the stratosphere. The flight will include three different types of infrasound sensors. One type is a pair of polarity reversed InfraBSU microphones (standard for high altitude flights since 2016), another is a highly sensitive Chaparral 60 modified for a very low corner period, and the final sensor is a lightweight, low power Gem infrasound package. By evaluating these configurations against each other on the same flight, we will be able to optimizemore » future campaigns with different sensitivity and mass constraints.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1417576
Report Number(s):
SAND-2018-0296R
659881
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Bowman, Daniel, and Lees, Jonathan M. Trans Atlantic Infrasound Payload (TAIP) Operation Plan.. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1417576.
Bowman, Daniel, & Lees, Jonathan M. Trans Atlantic Infrasound Payload (TAIP) Operation Plan.. United States. doi:10.2172/1417576.
Bowman, Daniel, and Lees, Jonathan M. 2018. "Trans Atlantic Infrasound Payload (TAIP) Operation Plan.". United States. doi:10.2172/1417576. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1417576.
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