Accession Number : AD0754927

Title :   Thermal Parameters as a Predictor of Precipitation Type for Kincheloe AFB, Michigan.

Descriptive Note : Aerospace sciences technical note,

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

Personal Author(s) : Fortner,Limon E. , Jr. ; Rogers,Dale G. ; Cranciolo,Michael P. ; Satchwell,Barry W.

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 22

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

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, *WEATHER FORECASTING), SNOW, RAINFALL, ICE, FREEZING, THICKNESS, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, WIND, PROBABILITY, RADIOSONDES, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, MILITARY FACILITIES, MICHIGAN

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE