Accession Number : AD0780566

Title :   A Multiple-Scale Research Program in Tropical Meteorology.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 10, 1 Feb 72-1 Aug 72,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : LaSeur,N. E. ; Dean,G. A.

Report Date : NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 188

Abstract : The report contains results from a study of the larger scales of motion which emerge when monthly-mean values of the various atmospheric parameters are considered. It represents a preliminary attempt to describe the structure of the atmosphere over one of the least well known regions of the tropics, namely, the South American continent. Because of the challenging problems of the region, it was decided to undertake a study of the monthly mean circulation, temperature and rainfall patterns, both for the understanding of relationships among them that might emerge as well as to serve as background for future synoptic studies.

Descriptors :   *Meteorological data, *Tropical regions, *South America, Wind, Circulation, Patterns, Rainfall, Atmospheric temperature, Meteorological charts, Seasonal variations, Tropical cyclones, Radiosondes

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE