Accession Number : AD0837923

Title :   FORECASTING MAXIMUM SURFACE TEMPERATURES AT THE NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Farnham, D. L.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A method for the more efficient forecasting of maximum surface temperatures using upper-air temperatures has been developed at the Naval Weapons Center. The technique involves the use of monthly charts of upper-air temperatures to predict the maximum surface temperatures that can be expected with seasonal changes. This report analyzes the technique and summarizes a study in which the charts were used to predict maximum surface temperatures for the two-year period of 1966 and 1967 for comparison with the actual temperatures observed during that period. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEATHER FORECASTING, CALIFORNIA), WEATHER STATIONS, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, PREDICTIONS, CLIMATE, ACCURACY, NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, PERIODIC VARIATIONS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE