Accession Number : AD0257431

Title :   THE USE OF INSOLATION IN FORECASTING THE DISSIPATION OF SUMMER STRATUS AT BURBANK, CALIFORNIA

Corporate Author : INTERMOUNTAIN WEATHER INC SALT LAKE CITY UTAH

Personal Author(s) : HALES,J. VERN ; FREY,DEAN HAYES

Report Date : MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Forecasts of the breaking time of stratus were made for Burbank, California. The forecasts were based upon an estimate of the efficiency of insolation in heating the cloud layer above its saturation temperature, while a skew T- log p diagram was used to determine the amount of energy needed. The average error of the forecasts was twenty-nine minutes using pilot reportsAND SIXTY-NINE MINUTES USING Santa Monica radiosonde reports. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HEAT TRANSFER, *STRATUS CLOUDS, *WEATHER FORECASTING, DISTRIBUTION, ENERGY, HEATING, METEOROLOGY, REDUCTION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE