Accession Number : AD0670924

Title :   STRATOSPHERIC WIND OBSERVATIONS BETWEEN 20 DEGREES NORTH AND 20 DEGREES SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : Frisby,Emily M.

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : This report presents results of an analysis of four years of stratospheric wind data for stations throughout the tropics at levels between 22 and 31 kms. A comparison is made between the periodicities inherent in the data for these four years (1962-1966) and those found in the data of an earlier period (1959-1962). Identification of stratospheric wind regimes for a series of latitudes at specific heights makes possible operational planning for considerable periods ahead. Results of the study are presented diagrammatically with a view toward facilitating the task of the operational planner. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WIND, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), (*STRATOSPHERE, WIND), ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, WEATHER STATIONS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, WEATHER FORECASTING, TROPICAL REGIONS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE