Accession Number : AD0623175

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

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 9, 1 May-31 Jul 65,

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

Personal Author(s) : Henry,Walter K. ; Griffiths,John F. ; Barnard,Sidney O.

Report Date : 15 AUG 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : The coefficient of association is used as a tool to identify the meso-scale vs. the macro-scale rainfall. This tool is used across Central America and in smaller areas to determine the rainfall relationship. The areas of close relationship are small, indicating that the rainfall is from meso-scale systems along the North Coast of Honduras. A singularity in the data for October 1954 in Panama is investigated to determine its uniqueness, and its cause. An harmonic analysis of the monthly precipitation for all the long period stations in Central America has shown that an objective description of the pattern of the annual march of rainfall can be obtained. The resultant lines of equal phase angle and amplitude clearly show mesoscale rainfall regions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLIMATE, RAINFALL), (*RAINFALL, TROPICAL REGIONS), CENTRAL AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, HARMONIC ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE