Accession Number : AD0696093

Title :   FORECASTING WITH THE ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY STATION AT THE U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION, LAKEHURST, NEW JERSEY.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Minton,David H. ; Trent,Eva Mae

Report Date : JAN 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Trends in atmospheric electric conductivity and field were successfully used as aids in the forecasting of fog formation and dissipation at the Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey; rules for the use of such trends are presented. Previously, the same general rules were applied successfully at the Naval Station, Argentia, Newfoundland. If anomalies in atmospheric-electric parameters due to local conditions are understood, the trends of the variations in conductivity and electric field can be determining factors in forecasting whether or not flying conditions will improve or deteriorate. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, WEATHER FORECASTING), (*WEATHER FORECASTING, *ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY), ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, FOG, ELECTRIC FIELDS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, ALL WEATHER AVIATION, ANOMALIES, NEW JERSEY

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE