Accession Number : AD0274942

Title :   CLIMATOLOGY OF MCMURDO SOUND

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR STATION NORFOLK VA

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Climatological data for NAF, McMurdo Sound are given. With a few exceptions, the climatological data presented were derived from 3-hourly surface observations recorded during the period March 1956 through December 1960. In spite of the rather short period of record, the data presented may be representative of the climatic regime of the McMurdo Sound area. Means, extremes, and frequency distributions of ambient air temperature, station pressure, and wind speed are given. Frequency distributions of certain other quantities such as cloud type and amount are also included. In addition, one chapter is devoted to what is termed operational climatology. This chapter deals with the frequency of occurrence, as well as the expected durations, of observed visibility and ceiling conditions as they pertain to aircraft operations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CLIMATE, *POLAR REGIONS, CLOUDS, TEMPERATURE, VISIBILITY, WIND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE