Accession Number : AD0774170

Title :   Extremes of Surface Weather in Contiguous United States.

Descriptive Note : Interim notes on atmospheric properties,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Sissenwine,Norman ; Gringorten,Irving I. ; Tattelman,Paul I.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Two sets of extreme values are presented. The first set is applicable to actual 'operations' of equipment and personnel. These values will be exceeded one percent of the time in the most extreme area of contiguous United States during the worst month. The second set of values corresponds to a one percent risk of exceedance in ten years in the most extreme area. (According to extreme probability theory such extreme will occur about once in a thousand years, on the average.) These are the extremes which should be withstood without irreversible damage by equipment continuously exposed. They have been termed 'standby.' Values rounded to the nearest 5 degrees, 5 mph, etc., are summarized in the note. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Meteorological phenomena, *Weather forecasting, Probability, Surface properties, Climate, Atmospheric temperature, Dew point, Wind velocity, Atmospheric precipitation, Snow, Damage, Risk, United States

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE