Accession Number : AD0837026

Title :   CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Oakes, Dudley Glen

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Areas of convective precipitation were delineated and averaged convective precipitation amounts determined within these areas. A statistical, step-wise, screening, linear regression procedure was used to correlate certain large scale parameters with the convective precipitation amounts. Of the parameters considered in the two cases investigated, the best predictor of convective precipitation was either the terrain-induced vertical motion at the top of the boundary layer, or the product of the latter and the specific humidity at the same level. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, MEASUREMENT), CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), REGRESSION ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, VOLUME, MOTION, HUMIDITY, BOUNDARY LAYER, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, THESES, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, WEATHER FORECASTING, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, TERRAIN.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE