Accession Number : AD0690893

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE LAKE BREEZE AND ITS EFFECTS AT WURTSMITH AFB, MICHIGAN.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 67-Oct 68,

Corporate Author : WEATHER SQUADRON (26TH) WURTSMITH AFB MICH DETACHMENT 28

Personal Author(s) : Walsh,Bryan J.

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Due to its proximity to Lake Huron, Wurtsmith AFB is affected by stratus and fog advected from Lake Huron with northeasterly through easterly winds. Because of this, a study was developed which would forecast all wind directions. Special attention was then devoted to the effects of the lake in developing antitriptic flow and its modification of the predicted circulation. The purpose of the study was to investigate the thermal interaction of the lake with local circulation and describe the associated weather phenomenon. A method of forecasting the lake breeze is presented as part of the investigation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY FACILITIES, WEATHER FORECASTING), (*WEATHER FORECASTING, WIND), (*WIND, GREAT LAKES), LAKES, TERRAIN, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, STRATUS CLOUDS, FOG, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, HEAT TRANSFER, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, ANOMALIES, ACCURACY

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE