Accession Number : AD0766067

Title :   A Reconnaissance Study of Certain Aspects of the Heat Cycles of Lakes.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual status rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Bryson,Reid A.

Report Date : NOV 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : The study represents a broad interdisciplinary approach to a group of closely related problems in climatology. Specifically it deals with the question of the interrelation of climate, vegetation, and terrain in that portion of the Canadian Sub-Arctic which flanks the tundra-taiga boundary. It is a rather unique study in that new techniques are being developed for what might be called 'reconnaissance climatology', based on the assumption that cumulative climatic effects exist which might yield quantitative environmental data if suitable natural indicators are used. The study so far reveals that there are indeed such natural indicators. Lakes are particularly useful in that they represent a homogeneous element of the landscape.

Descriptors :   (*CLIMATE, *NORTH AMERICA), (*LAKES, HEAT TRANSFER), CANADA, WISCONSIN, TERRAIN, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE