Accession Number : AD0729868

Title :   An Objective Technique for Forecasting Wintertime Radiation Fog at Fairchild AFB, WA.

Descriptive Note : Aerospace sciences technical note,

Corporate Author : WEATHER WING (3RD) OFFUTT AFB NEBR

Personal Author(s) : Burgess,Dwayne N. ; Holland,Darrell T.

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The paper presents an objective technique for forecasting wintertime radiation fog at Fairchild AFB, WA. Using data available by 1500LST, a technique is presented to forecast the occurrence or non-occurrence of radiation fog restricting visibility to less than two miles between 0000LST and 0800LST for the months November through February. Eight predictors were examined: five combinations showed promise; three combinations were used in this study. Predictor combinations used in this study are: Surface wind speed versus temperature-dew point temperature; temperature versus temperature - dew point temperature; and surface wind speed versus dew point temperature. Period of record used: 1952-1962. Independent sample used: 1965-1966. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FOG, WEATHER FORECASTING), (*WEATHER FORECASTING, MILITARY FACILITIES), VISIBILITY, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, DEW, WIND, CEILING, WASHINGTON(STATE)

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE