Accession Number : AD0269597

Title :   METEOROLOGICAL WIND-SCALES

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR STATION NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s) : PALMER,CHARLES A.

Report Date : 28 SEP 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Wind scales designed for use in the analysis of all types of meteorological plotting maps used by the Naval Weather Service, both for the surface and the upper air, are presented. Also presented is a discussion of geostrophic and gradient winds, and of various types of wind scales. Although none of the wind scales discussed or provided are new in concept, the Universal-Geostrophic-Gradient-Shear-Wind Computer and the Constant Geostrophic Acceleration Scale are not widely known. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERS, *WIND, CLIMATE, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, NAVAL OPERATIONS, NOMOGRAPHS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE