Accession Number : AD0479280

Title :   HUMIDITY CONDITIONS OVER AFRICA DURING THE IGY.

Descriptive Note : Interim scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF METEOROLOGY AND PHYSICAL OCEANOG RAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Peixoto, Jose P. ; Obasi, G. O. P.

Report Date : 15 NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 143

Abstract : The problem of the atmospheric water balance over Africa and adjacent areas was studied through the analysis of the advection of moisture by air motions. This was done for the summer, for the winter (composite) and for the year during 1958. The work involved the utilization of IGY data from the participating countries, supplemented by various climatological studies available in the literature. In the work, charts were drawn of the vertically integrated divergence of the water vapor flux for the three time periods. These results were related to the climatic characteristics of various regions, as well as to the river run-off and drainage processes. The work included the preparation of 116 plates containing maps of various meteorological quantities pertaining to the work which are reproduced in this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AFRICA), (*HUMIDITY, AIR MASS ANALYSIS, ATMOSPHERES, MAPS, WATER VAPOR, TRANSPORTATION, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, RADIOSONDES, CLIMATE, WIND, WEATHER STATIONS, EVAPOTRANSPIRATION, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE