Accession Number : AD0696086

Title :   SYNOPTIC-SCALE WEATHER DISTURBANCES THAT INFLUENCE FIRE CLIMATE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA DURING NORMALLY DRY PERIODS.

Descriptive Note : Preliminary rept.,

Corporate Author : PACIFIC SOUTHWEST FOREST AND RANGE EXPERIMENT STATION BERKELEY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : McCutchan,Morris H. ; Helfman,Robert S.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : Fire climate is affected by temperature, humidity, windspeed, precipitation, and cloud cover. In Southeast Asia, the two major factors are rainfall and cloud cover. The scope of this study was to determine when, how long, and by what mechanism the normally dry period in SEA is interrupted by rain and clouds. The report investigates the origins, frequency, persistence, dissipation, dynamics and kinematics, and the associated fire climate of the synoptic-scale disturbance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CYCLONES, SOUTHEAST ASIA), (*FIRES, RAINFALL), ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, WIND, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, CLOUD COVER, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, FOREST FIRES, TROPICAL CYCLONES, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Forestry
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE