Accession Number : AD0422347

Title :   RESEARCH ON TROPICAL RAINFALL PATTERNS AND ASSOCIATED MESO-SCALE SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 3, 1 Jan-31 July 63,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Henry,Walter K. ; Griffiths,John F.

Report Date : 31 JUL 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : The mean rainfall maps for November for two small areas of Central America showed the existence of the extreme variation in rainfall in short distances, even on level terrain. Also shown are examples of daily meso-scale rainfall patterns. The daily variations of rainfall are discussed. The first analysis for the data from British Honduras, El Salvador, Honduras and Panama was completed. The distribution of annual totals of rainfall was normal for 87% of the stations. For monthly totals, over 90% of the stationmonths showed a square-root normal distribution. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RAINFALL, PERIODIC VARIATIONS), ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, TABLES(DATA), TROPICAL REGIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE