Accession Number : AD0265026

Title :   AN OBJECTIVE METHOD OF FORECASTING GULF STRATUS AT WEBB AFB, TEXAS

Corporate Author : AIR WEATHER SERVICE SCOTT AFB ILL

Personal Author(s) : TUNNELL,LAWRENCE E.

Report Date : AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Almost the entire Texas area is confronted at times with the problem of stratus ceilings caused by moist air which moves up from the Gulf of Mexico. The objective is to determine a method for forecasting whether or not a stratus ceiling with bases of 2500 ft. or less will occur at Webb between the hours of 0300C and 0900C, using data available at 0300C. It is emphasized that this study is concerned only with stratus which is caused by a tongue of moist air moving up from the Gulf of Mexico. It is not concerned with post-frontal stratus or other situations where stratus occurs. This study is at present being performed each dayAND WILL CONTINUE TO BE PERFORMED INDEFINITELY. It is hoped that in addition to more data on the basic study, information can be obtained which will furnish a method of forecasting the height of the cloud bases and possibly a method of forecasting certain types of fog. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SOLIDS, *WEATHER FORECASTING, METEOROLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE