Accession Number : AD0258712

Title :   NUMERICAL FORECASTING OF HUMIDITY, CLOUDINESS AND PRECIPITATION BY MEANS OF A COMPUTER

Corporate Author : AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : DUSHKIN,P.K. ; LOMONOSOV,E.G. ; LUNIN,IU.N.

Report Date : MAR 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Advances were made in numerical forecasting of the pressure fields at several levels in the free atmosphere. These forecasts were based on the solution of hydrothermodynamic equations in quasigeostrophic, adiabatic and quasiadiabatic approximations. The quality of the pressure field forecasts can be raised through systematic elimination of these assumptions. Within the framework of the current, comparatively simple numerical systems of computing pressure, one can forecast a number of meteorological elements: vertical currents, humidity, cloud cover and precipitation. A first attempt is made to solve the problem of forecasting cloudiness and precipitation based on precomputation of the pressure, vertical current and humidity fields. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, *CHEMICAL PRECIPITATION, *CLOUDS, *WEATHER FORECASTING, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, CLIMATE, HUMIDITY, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE