Accession Number : AD0609363

Title :   SURFACE WIND PATTERNS IN THE LOS ANGELES BASIN DURING 'SANTA ANA' CONDITIONS.

Descriptive Note : Part 1 of final rept. on U.S. Forest Service Research Proj. 2606.

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Edinger,James G. ; Helvey,Roger A. ; Baumhefner,David

Report Date : SEP 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The results of an analysis of seven years of 'Santa Ana' wind situations is presented. The surface wind field over the greater Los Angeles area is presented first in statistical terms, percentage frequency of wind directions and mean wind speeds, and then as streamline analyses of individual situations. Areas of strong flow and weak flow are delineated as well as the diurnal fluctuations of the major features in the surface flow pattern. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FIRES, CALIFORNIA), (*WIND, FLAME PROPAGATION), METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, WEATHER FORECASTING, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, HUMIDITY, GUSTS, AIR POLLUTION, DUST, SAND, SMOKE, FIRE SAFETY, TERRAIN, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, MAPS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE