Accession Number : AD0275568

Title :   MESOMETEOROLOGICAL STUDY OF SELECTED AREAS IN THE UNITED STATES

Corporate Author : CHICAGO UNIV ILL

Personal Author(s) : BROWN,HENRY A. ; BONNER,WILLIAM

Report Date : 28 FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Analysis of the squall line that developed and moved over the Texas-Okla oma Severe Local Storms Network on June 23, 1957 revealed the origin and life history of the mesosystem. Originally a post-cold fro tal system, it grew rapidly in size and intensity and finally extended beyond the cold front into the warm sector. In addition to the customary phenomena tha ccompany a squall line, another feature, the u idity dip, was no ed. This ip previou ly discussed as a microscale feature, had mesoscale dimensions T HE ASSOCIATION OF T E DIP WITH OTHER METEOROLOGICAL VARIABLES IS EX I D T HE PO SIBLE ORIGI S ARE CONSIDERED D THE IMPLICATIONS OF H PRESENCE OF H IP O LIFE CYCL MOI URE AND NERGY BUDGETS, AND COLD AIR PRODUCTION OF THE SQUALL LINE ARE DISCUSSED. Field operation plans are detailed to obtain more comprehensive data on the moisture and temperature fields preceding, uring and following squall line - humidity dip passag . The plans are based on he utilization of the Cedar Hills television tower (1430 feet) for etermination of continuous measurements at a number of levels. Horizontal surface varia ions will be obtained from a micronetwork a d mesonetwork surrounding the tower. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERES, *METEOROLOGY, *STORMS, *WEATHER FORECASTING, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, CHEMICAL PRECIPITATION, HUMIDITY, PRESSURE, SURFACE PROPERTIES, TEMPERATURE, WIND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE