Accession Number : AD0675982

Title :   LAG CORRELATIONS BETWEEN ARCTIC ATMOSPHERIC HEAT LOSS AND NORTHERN HEMISPHERE CIRCULATION INDICES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Huschke,R. E. ; Leovy,C. B.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A time series of 'atmospheric heat loss' parameters for the Arctic is calculated using 5 years of radiosonde and cloud data. Thirty-day deviations from the mean annual cycle of atmospheric heat loss are lag-correlated with corresponding anomalies of several indices of northern hemisphere circulation. Resulting correlation coefficients are small but statistically significant, interesting, and as yet, unexplained. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARCTIC REGIONS, THERMAL RADIATION), (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, NORTHERN HEMISPHERE), WEATHER FORECASTING, RADIOSONDES, CLOUDS, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, ANOMALIES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE