Accession Number : AD0648156

Title :   WATER-VAPOR TRANSFER AND WATER BALANCE OVER EASTERN CHINA,

Corporate Author : EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS ORIENTAL SCIENCE LIBRARY

Personal Author(s) : Shu-ying,Hsu

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Water-vapor transfer and water balance over eastern China are calculated using aerological sounding data of January and July 1956. It is shown that along with the seasonal variations of monsoon circulation, there is a marked difference in the transfer of water vapor between summer and winter. However, in both of these seasons the inflow of water vapor from the south is most significant. In comparison with the total transfer, eddy transport is generally less important. Maximum eddy transport occurs in central China, consistent with the translating path of the high in winter and the mean position of the polar front in summer. During July 1956, mainland China is shown to be a source of water vapor where the amount of evapotranspiration is larger than that of precipitation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR MASS ANALYSIS, *CHINA), (*WATER VAPOR, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA), MASS TRANSFER, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, EVAPOTRANSPIRATION, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, TROPOSPHERE, WIND, HYDROLOGY, HUMIDITY

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE