Accession Number : AD0277474

Title :   PRESSURE AS A FUNCTION OF DISTANCE. PART I

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 2

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY

Personal Author(s) : DAVID,F.N.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Material is used which consists of the daily pressures at stations in the United States and Canada for the three months January, February, March of the years 1949-1953. The height at which the pressure is 500 mb is found, and the correlation coefficient between these heights, taking each station in turn with every other sta ion, are calculated. Enough stations were taken to enable contour lines to be drawn of these 500 mb heights. Using each station as center in turn, it is also possible to draw equicorrelation coefficient contours. A MARKED SIMILARITY IS APPARENT BETWEEN THE PRESSURE MAPS AND THE CORRELATION MAPS. The ultimate objective is to devise a functional form which will adequately describe the correlation surface and permit the construction of a functional relationship between pressure and distance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, HEIGHT FINDING, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, POLYNOMIALS, POSITION FINDING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE