Accession Number : AD0775361

Title :   Comparing Correlations between Weather Maps with Similar Isobaric Configurations but Varying Pressure Intensities,

Corporate Author : WEATHER SQUADRON (12TH) ENT AFB COLO

Personal Author(s) : Scholefield,Peter R.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : In all 4th Weather Wing and 12th Weather Squadron map typing studies one mathematical formula has been used exclusively as the basis for determining the similarity between weather map patterns. This paper illustrates how this linear correlation coefficient formula behaves when it is used to correlate surface weather map patterns that are similarily configured but differ in respect to their direction of flow patterns, their pressure gradients and their pressure magnitude. Ten pictorial surface weather maps are used as examples in the computer correlation procedure and the results clarify the relationship between similar map types, their pressure gradients and their degree of correlation with each other. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Meteorological charts, Weather forecasting, Correlation techniques, Barometric pressure, Flow fields, Computer programs, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE