Accession Number : AD0773046

Title :   A Center for the Description of Environmental Conditions. Weather Phenomena.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OKLAHOMA STATE UNIV STILLWATER SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hughes,William L. ; McCollum,Paul A. ; Shreve,Edward L. ; Pybus,Emmett J.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 428

Abstract : -B-81-A-00ECOM0083-14See Annual progress rept. no. 4, AD-739 544.*Atmospherics, *Thunderstorms, *Data processing, Data acquisition, Data reduction, Pattern recognition, Spectrum signatures, Weather forecasting, Meteorological instruments, Very low frequency, Clouds, Magnetic detectors, Atmospheric electricity, Computer programs, Clear air turbulence, Tornadoes, Weather modificationThemis projectA summary of results is made in this Final Report. Five major categories of information about severe storm sferics and severe storm characterizations are presented: (1) Statistical Descriptions of Lightning as a VLF Source; (2) Model Studies of Cloud and Sferic Behavior; (3) Hardward Developments; (4) Software Developments; and (5) Results of a Cumulus Cloud Magnetic Field Survey. It is concluded that VLF sferics has no intrinsic predictive content. However, sferic behavior is closely correlated with cloud development and vigor and thus has very high indicative content. A method for examining the electric current motions within a cumulus cloud by sensing the resulting magnetic field is shown to be feasible. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Atmospherics, *Thunderstorms, *Data processing, Data acquisition, Data reduction, Pattern recognition, Spectrum signatures, Weather forecasting, Meteorological instruments, Very low frequency, Clouds, Magnetic detectors, Atmospheric electricity, Computer programs, Clear air turbulence, Tornadoes, Weather modification

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE