Accession Number : AD0721365

Title :   Characteristics of Tropical Wind Flow Patterns.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Feb 69-31 Jan 71,

Corporate Author : CONTROL DATA CORP MINNEAPOLIS MINN RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Dartt,D. G.

Report Date : 15 FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : The Final Report consists of three parts: (1) 'Automated Streamline Analysis Utilizing Optimum Interpolation'. (Revised version of paper presented at the WMO Tropical Symposium, Honolulu, 1971, and submitted for publication to Journal of Applied Meteorology.) (2) Appendix to above paper, consisting of examples of automated analysis of streamlines, streamfunctions, divergence and vorticity in the tropics. (3) Feasibility of Objective Wind Analysis Using satellite Cloud Data. This was a preliminary experiment to related digitized ATS-1 cloud brightness to the vorticity and divergence fields of the tropic winds. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WIND, TROPICAL REGIONS), AUTOMATION, VORTICES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, WEATHER FORECASTING, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, BRIGHTNESS, CLOUDS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE