Accession Number : AD0435890

Title :   MESOSCALE STUDIES OF INSTABILITY PATTERNS AND WINDS IN THE TROPICS.

Descriptive Note : Semi annual rept. no. 1, 1 May 63-30 Nov 63,

Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV FLA MARINE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Gerrish,Harold P. ; Hiser,Homer W.

Report Date : DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : Case studies of 27 August 1962 and 30 August 1963 are used to compare echo motions derived from conventional PPI and CAPPI data, respectively, with winds aloft. Brief surveys are made on the trackable lifetime of echoes and the relation of low-cloud patterns to mesoscale features. A climatic rainfall study of South and South-Central Florida is presented with isohyetal analysis based on data from 80 stations. Finally, a comparison is made of concurrent pibal and rawin observations for Merida, Mexico. Aside from problems of continuity associated with manual data collection and typically small displacements of tropical echoes, results of echo motions using CAPPI data were encouraging enough to warrant additional study. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, TROPICAL REGIONS), METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, RADAR REFLECTIONS, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, WIND, MOTION, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, VELOCITY, CLOUDS, CLIMATE, RAINFALL, RADAR IMAGES, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, METEOROLOGY, STABILITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE