Accession Number : AD0660975

Title :   ON THE HEAT BALANCE OF THE KARA-KUL' LAKE (OZERO) VALLEY (IN THE EAST PAMIRS, SOVIET CENTRAL ASIA, USSR),

Corporate Author : WEATHER BUREAU WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Zuev,M. V.

Report Date : MAR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Mountainous regions which occupy a rather large area in Soviet Central Asia, significantly influence processes determining one type or another of the physical state of the atmosphere. The most important of these processes are the exchanges of heat and moisture between the active surface and the atmosphere. The observations were made in the proximity of the meteorological station over a level plot with rubbly-sandy soil along the eastern shore line about 700 to 800 meters from the lake and at an elevation of 3990 meters above sea level. The observation program included measurements of the total (or global), the diffuse, and direct solar radiations; the radiation balance; turbulent heat exchange; the air temperature and air humidity up to a height of 200 cm.; soil temperatures from the surface to the 20-cm. depth; and the (recording of) wind speeds in the lowest 9-meter layer of the atmosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY), (*SOILS, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY), SOLAR RADIATION, EVAPORATION, WIND, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, USSR

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE