Accession Number : AD0748403

Title :   A Contribution to the Philosophy of Climatic Design Limits for Army Materiel: Extreme Hot-Desert Conditions.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Williams,Llewelyn

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : The 1-,5-, and 10-percent frequencies of high temperature were obtained for the severest month and for the severer four months for the period from 1948 to 1967 for the southwestern desert of the United States, and maps showing these frequencies are given. The present frequency temperatures were related to the summarized data and to elevation of the stations. Inferences were made, based upon summarized data and these relationships, about temperature environments in the other three major hot deserts of the world: the Sahara of northern Africa, the deserts of southwestern Asia, and the desert of interior Australia. Areas where very high temperatures occur with any degree of regularity are comparatively small and scattered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLIMATE, *DESERTS), (*ARMY EQUIPMENT, DESERT TESTS), SURFACE TEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, SOLAR RADIATION, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, WEATHER STATIONS, UNITED STATES, SOUTH ASIA, NORTH AFRICA, AUSTRALIA

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE