Accession Number : AD0616716

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE OCEANIC EFFECTS ON THE CLIMATE OF PACIFIC EQUATORIAL SOUTH AMERICA.

Descriptive Note : Thesis,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY AND METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Cook,James D.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : The spatial and temporal distributions of rainfall for the equatorial latitudes on the Pacific coast of South America are described by graphical and statistical means. A relationship is established between the rainfall distributions and the offshore oceanic current regimes which is highly linear in nature. Anomalous rainfall years are then analyzed to determine a possible correlation with movements of the subtropical oceanic high pressure systems. The controversial question of the periodicity of rainfall anomalies is tested by harmonic analysis techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLIMATE, SOUTH AMERICA), (*SOUTH AMERICA, CLIMATE), (*RAINFALL, SOUTH AMERICA), (*OCEAN CURRENTS, RAINFALL), TROPICAL REGIONS, MOUNTAINS, DESERTS, COASTAL REGIONS, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, HARMONIC ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, GRAPHICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE