Accession Number : AD0262721

Title :   CLOUD STRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTIONS OVER THE TROPICAL PACIFIC. PART II

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

Personal Author(s) : MALKUS,JOANNE S. ; RIEHL,HERBERT

Report Date : AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An observational study of tropical oceanic clouds and their relation to the large-scale flow patterns is described. The basic material consists of three photographic flights made during July and August 1957 on Military Air Transport (MATS) cargo aircraft flying on regular schedules between San Francisco and the Phillipines. This analysis is concerned primarily with the results of the second flight. Twenty-four hundred feet of time-lapse motion pictures resulted from this circuit. This report analyzes the cloud developments and distributions shown on the film and relates them to the three-dimensional air flow and atmospheric structure on each flight leg. A fascinating sequence of situations was encountered, which gain further informative value in comparison with those of the other two flights of the series. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CLIMATE, *CLOUDS, *PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, CIRRUS CLOUDS, CUMULUS CLOUDS, DISTRIBUTION, METEOROLOGY, STRATUS CLOUDS, TABLES(DATA), TROPICAL REGIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE