Accession Number : AD0744981

Title :   Use of Sea-Surface Temperature in Long-Range Prediction,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Namias,Jerome

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The problems associated with complexly-coupled systems like ocean and atmosphere are so difficult to solve that it is not yet possible to lay down a set of reliable forecasting rules. This is particularly true in extended and long-range forecasting where the response time of one medium to the other is not known. In spite of these gaps in knowledge there seems to be sufficient order in large-scale air-sea interactions over period of months and seasons, so that some qualitative use of this information can be helpful in prediction. The report discusses the following: The joint interactions which appear to produce sea-surface temperature variations; General concepts useful in long-range weather forecasting.

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, MARINE METEOROLOGY), WIND, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, ANOMALIES, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, ATLANTIC OCEAN, PACIFIC OCEAN, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE