Accession Number : AD0771379

Title :   Handbook for Forecasters in the Bay of Bengal.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION RESEARCH FACILITY (NAVY) MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Cuming,Michael J.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 166

Abstract : A literature search was conducted with the objective of assimilating information from widely diverse sources to provide the operational Navy forecaster with a single reference text for the Bay of Bengal. The approach adopted has been to describe and discuss the various large-scale and synoptic scale features and then to link all the components together in a description of the 'March of the Seasons'. Mean climatic charts are presented and, wherever possible, typical satellite photographs are presented to illustrate various features. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Weather forecasting, *Indian Ocean, Tropical regions, Bays, Tropical cyclones, Meteorological satellites, Monsoons, Aerial photographs, Seasonal variations, Troposphere, Meteorological phenomena, Statistical data, Meteorological charts

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE