Accession Number : AD0666260

Title :   RECURRING EASTERN ASIATIC SYNOPTIC FEATURES. PART I: TEXT.

Descriptive Note : Meteorological rept. (Final),

Corporate Author : WEATHER WING (1ST) APO SAN FRANCISCO 96553

Personal Author(s) : Waters,Andy

Report Date : OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Synoptic models designed to improve weather forecasts in the Tokyo, Japan area are presented. The most important weather producers for Tokyo are low pressure centers which develop near Shanghai, China, and in the Yellow and East China Seas. Rugged terrain over Eastern Asia reroutes and distorts synoptic features approaching Japan from the west. The more important geographical effects and the clues they give to low development are discussed. The development of mesoscale features near Japan in advance of major lows is stressed. All synoptic features are named to identify their location or origin. Examples of development and movement of each feature are presented. Included are case studies of heavy snowfall, thunderstorms, typhoons, the rainy season (Bai-U), extended poor flying weather, etc., affecting Tokyo. Preliminary relationships are established between frontal surges over Southeast Asia and passage of synoptic features near Tokyo. Brief climatological summaries of Tokyo area weather and monthly typhoon frequency are included. Long wave patterns are related to Tokyo weather in generalized form. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, JAPAN), AIR MASS ANALYSIS, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, STORMS, GEOGRAPHY, CLIMATE, JET STREAMS, FAR EAST

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE