Accession Number : AD0661024

Title :   RADIATION REGIME OF NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN SLOPES (IN THE USSR) IN RELATION TO GEOGRAPHICAL LATITUDE,

Corporate Author : WEATHER BUREAU WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Zakharova,A. F.

Report Date : JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : In nature, level land surfaces are by far more infrequently encountered than surfaces sloping at various angles toward different directions. These circumstances in combination with the great difference in the duration of sunshine from one region to another produce complex and variegated slope radiation regimes which in turn have many consequences. Slope radiation regimes are reflected in the heat balance, the turbulent exchange, the formation of local winds and of other elements in local climate. Of all the nonlevel areas of the earth's surface, the most important from a practical standpoint are areas having relatively small slopes, or slopes most extensively used in the national economy. In the present work, the results of calculating the hourly intensities of solar radiation on northern and southern slopes with steepnesses of 10, 20, 30 and 40 degrees at latitudes 42, 50, 60 and 70 degrees N. have been used. These calculated values are for points which are representative for a major portion of the USSR. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLIMATE, SOLAR RADIATION), HEAT, TURBULENCE, WIND, INTENSITY, CLOUDS, TERRAIN, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, MOUNTAINS, USSR

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE