Accession Number : AD0629163

Title :   ATMOSPHERIC WATER BUDGET OVER TROPICAL AREAS.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE CO HOUSTON TEX

Personal Author(s) : Portig,W. H.

Report Date : JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Theoretical computations show that the salt transport thru the air is negligibly small in relation to the salt transport thru water and can be neglected in salinity balance computations. During the rainy season in the Caribbean, transport of liquid water thru the air cannot be neglected although in the dry season it can. In typical trade wind regimes, there is generally a small eddy vapor flux, since fluctuations in both moisture and wind are relatively small. Monthly maps of mean vapor flux in the Caribbean are presented. It is noted that strong changes in rainfall regimes are scarcely reflected in the flux patterns. Diurnal variation of the vapor flux is investigated and a strong diurnal variation is found. Since this variation occurs wide regions and is not localized, more intensive research will be required to determine the cause. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER VAPOR, MARINE METEOROLOGY), (*MARINE METEOROLOGY, TROPICAL REGIONS), (*TROPICAL REGIONS, MARINE METEOROLOGY), EVAPOTRANSPIRATION, HUMIDITY, ATMOSPHERES, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, DIURNAL VARIATIONS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE