Accession Number : AD0617243

Title :   RESEARCH ON TROPICAL RAINFALL PATTERNS AND ASSOCIATED MESO-SCALE SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 8, 1 Jan-30 Apr 65,

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

Personal Author(s) : Griffiths,John F. ; Henry,Walter K. ; Rumley,Glenn B.,Jr.

Report Date : 30 MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : In order to identify meso-scale changes in the variance of precipitation methods have been devised using relationship between the means and standard deviations. The preliminary results are very promising. The index of sympathy is used to identify periods of presistant rainfall in geographical areas. The east coast of Costa Rica has a high persistance for some months. The distribution in time and space of rainfall with elevation is investigated for selected stations in Ecuador. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RAINFALL, CENTRAL AMERICA), ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, CLIMATE, HYDROLOGY, COSTA RICA, ECUADOR, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, METEOROLOGY, TROPICAL REGIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE