Accession Number : AD0786629

Title :   Frequencies and Durations of Surface Temperatures in Hot-Dry Climatic Category (Northern Africa).

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Billions,Novella S. ; Bagley,Hubert D.

Report Date : 29 OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : This report presents preliminary results of a study of surface temperatures and durations of extreme surface temperatures at stations in the hot-dry regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Maps presented in this report depict the distribution of temperature and durations in Northern Africa during the warmest months (April - October) of the year at levels of probability selected for their significance to research and development of missiles systems. Several types of information can be retrieved from the preliminary data including level of temperature exceeded 1 and 5% of the time, distributions of temperature at critical frequency levels, and durations of critical temperature thresholds. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Climate, *Surface temperature, *North Africa, Arid land, Statistical data, Atmospheric temperature, Meteorological charts

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE