Accession Number : AD0735724

Title :   Thermal Parameters as a Predictor of Precipitation Type for Loring AFB, Maine.

Descriptive Note : Aerospace sciences technical note,

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

Personal Author(s) : Fortner,Limon E. , Jr. ; Rogers,Dale G.

Report Date : SEP 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The paper presents a summary of thermal parameters as predictors of precipitation type at Loring AFB, ME. The material presented in this paper may be used to make an objective forecast when the input data is extracted from current observations and prognostic facsimile charts. The Caribou, ME, radiosonde data (0000Z and 1200Z) is correlated against precipitation type that occurred at Loring AFB, ME. Thermal parameter combinations used in this study are: 1000-850 mb thickness, 1000-700 mb thickness, 1000-500 mb thickness; surface, 950 mb, 850 mb and 700 mb temperatures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION), (*MILITARY FACILITIES, WEATHER FORECASTING), ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, SNOW, HAIL, RAINFALL, RADIOSONDES, MAINE

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE