Accession Number : AD0778772

Title :   Research on Tropical Rainfall Patterns and Associated Mesoscale Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Henry,Walter K. ; Chen,L. Y.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : The dry areas of the tropics are often neglected when the rainfall of the equatorial regions is discussed. A large section of this report is about the dry parts along the northern coast of South America. Some of the coastal areas and offshore islands are deserts. The orographic effects in these areas are marked, because the air is moist and some uplift will cause rainfall. It was determined that the individual rainstorm was about half the diameter of those in wet tropics. The climatic movement of the wet and dry seasons across Ecuador was determined and the mean dates portrayed on maps. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RAINFALL, *TROPICAL REGIONS, *ECUADOR, *VENEZUELA, *TRINIDAD, *COLOMBIA, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE