Accession Number : AD0712325

Title :   NOCTURNAL MAXIMUM WINDS IN THE PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER AT WSMR.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Rider,Laurence J. ; Armendariz,Manuel

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Ninety-one cases of nocturnal low-level maximum wind are examined in detail and are classified into three basic types based on the major forcing function responsible for development. The time of most frequent occurrence is discussed, some of the factors which are conducive to development are listed, a technique for computing the magnitude of the low-level maximum wind is given, and typical synoptic surface and 850 mb patterns associated with each of the three types of low-level maximum are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, BOUNDARY LAYER), (*BOUNDARY LAYER, WIND), (*GUIDED MISSILE RANGES, ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING), VELOCITY, NEW MEXICO, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE