Accession Number : AD0433130

Title :   HEMISPHERIC WATER BALANCE FOR THE IGY,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Starr,Victor P. ; Peixoto,Jose P.

Report Date : 01 DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A study of various fields relating to water vapor and its flow over The northern hemisphere during the IGY covering the mean conditions for the calendar year 1958 is presented. The study includes analyses of the amount of precipitable water, of the vertically integrated water vapor transport and of the divergence of water vapor transport for the hemisphere. Some implications of the water vapor divergence field are deduced which are important for hydrology and oceanography. The water vapor balance is discussed in the light of various meteorological considerations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER, EVAPORATION), (*ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, WATER VAPOR), ATMOSPHERES, RAINFALL, HUMIDITY, EVAPOTRANSPIRATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE