Accession Number : AD0622092

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

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 8 (Final), 1 May 62-31 May 65,

Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV FLA INST OF MARINE SCIENCE

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

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : This report is a summary of three years of work. Part I is primarily synoptic with sections on mesoscale analysis in South Florida, rainfall climatology of South Florida and the sea breeze, climatology of rare weather phenomena in South Florida, preliminary models of the lowlevel atmosphere during periods of rare weather events, triggering mechanisms, and mesoscale weather patterns in the low-level easterlies. Part II pertains mostly to radar with sections on radar in a tropical environment, estimation of rainfall at the ground using photo-integration techniques, CAPPI in the tropics, motion of individual tropical showers, echo motion shear within individual tropical showers, and vertical profiles of reflectivity in individual tropical showers. Locations of 157 rain gages and 41 anemometers in South Florida are presented. Nomograms are developed to relate theoretical radar reflectivities, rainfall rates, and equivalent rainfall rates from aggregate snow with radar power received. Nomograms are also presented for radar propagation in the mean summer tropical atmosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGY, TROPICAL REGIONS), (*WEATHER FORECASTING, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR), (*METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, WEATHER FORECASTING), (*CLIMATE, TROPICAL REGIONS), FLORIDA, RAINFALL, WIND, JET STREAMS, SEA BREEZE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE