Accession Number : AD0258346

Title :   RESEARCH DIRECTED TOWARD STUDY OF ATMOSPHERIC REACTIONS TO CHANGING CONDITIONS OF SOLAR ACTIVITY

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : WILLETT,HURD C.

Report Date : 01 APR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Solar-weather relationships were investigated to establish any consistent pattern of short-term reaction of the general circulation to specific sudden solar disturbance. Three major progressive steps are required: (1) The critical analysis of available indices of short-term solar disturbance in the effort to establish criteria of sudden solar activity for the selection of key days of solar outburst of specific character, (2) The detailed specification by selected index parameters of the significant features of the general circulation of the northern hemisphere for each of the selected key days, followed in turn by the corresponding specification of the changing features of the general circulation for an arbitrary number of days preceding and following each key day, and (3) The analysis of the day to day change of significant features of the general circulation from the days preceding through the days following all key days of solar activity that are selected for similarity of the solar disturbance and similarity of the initial state of the general circulation on the key day. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MAGNETIC STORMS, *SUNSPOTS, *WEATHER FORECASTING, AURORAE, CLIMATE, NORTHERN HEMISPHERE, SOLAR FLARES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE