Accession Number : AD0426875

Title :   FLEET APPLICATIONS METEOROLOGICAL OPERATIONAL SATELLITES (TROPICS-EASTERLY WAVES).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARACON GEOPHYSICS CO CONCORD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Merritt,Earl S.

Report Date : DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : Analyses of tropical perturbations in the Atlantic Region (commonly referred to as easterly waves), utilizing observations from meteorological satellites, reveal that five distinctly different cloud distributions occur. These patterns are both linear (similar to the classic Riehl model of the easterly wave) and vortical. The vortical patterns appear most frequently and are often related to a closed cyclonic circulation in the mid-troposphere. Calculations of the horizontal and vertical distribution of divergence and vorticity which are indicative of a mid-troposphere circulation in an intense disturbance are shown. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, WEATHER STATIONS), (*WEATHER FORECASTING, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES), (*CLOUDS, PATTERN), (ATMOSPHERIC MOTION), ATMOSPHERE, TROSPHERE, CLOUD COVER, AIR MASS, VORTICES, TROPICAL CYCLONES, UPPER, MEASUREMENT, CLIMATE, PHOTO, PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE