Accession Number : AD0627386

Title :   SOME CLIMATIC FEATURES OF THE NORTHWESTERN SLOPE OF THE GREENLAND ICE CAP (EAST OF THULE).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Sep 64-15 Mar 65,

Corporate Author : WEATHER BUREAU WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Stepanova,Nina A. ; Putnins,P.

Report Date : 15 MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : The climatic observations at three stations along the slope and at one station at the edge of the ice cap, east from Thule, were evaluated. The following elements were analyzed. Temperature: Annual and diurnal course of temperature, extreme temperatures, aperiodic fluctuation of temperature (also a case of strong warming along the slope was investigated), temperature lapse rates along the NW and SW slopes of the Greenland ice cap. Wind regime: Frequencies of wind directions, mean wind speed, miximum wind speed. Cloudiness: Annual and diurnal variation of cloudiness, frequencies of clear and overcast sky, diurnal range of cloudiness; a case of sudden extreme change of cloudiness was analyzed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLIMATE, GREENLAND), (*METEOROLOGY, GREENLAND), (*GREENLAND, CLIMATE), ICE ISLANDS, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE