Accession Number : AD0432405

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

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 4, 1 Aug-31 Dec 63,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

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

Report Date : 15 JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : A study of the areal variations of rainfall in the Panama-Costa Rica area shows the extreme variation of rainfall. Also the daily variations from station to station and from day to day are discussed. Using data from two Central America stations with long periods of records various methods have been attempted whereby the start, finish, and duration of the rainy season may be calculated. One of these, using a simple water balance technique, gives sensible and consistent results and the analysis for the two stations are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RAINFALL, TROPICAL REGIONS), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, TROPICAL REGIONS, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, WEATHER FORECASTING, WEATHER STATIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE