Accession Number : ADA018522

Title :   Surface Based Temperature Inversions on the White Sands Missile Range,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hulse,Dennis E. ; Novlan,David J. ; Seagraves,Mary Ann

Report Date : AUG 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Surface based temperature inversion data were extracted from daily radiosonde observations (RAOB) at White Sands Desert (WSD) and Holloman (HMS) Raob sites on the White Sands Missile Range. The total number of observations, the percent of observations with surface based inversions, the average temperature at the top and at the base of the inversion, the average temperature change the inversion, the extreme temperature change through the inversion, the average depth of the inversion in presure and geometric height units, and the standard deviations of the average temperature and heights of the inversions were compiled and presented in both tabular and graphical form. Discussion of the monthly variations in the surface inversion along with a closer look at the diurnal change of the surface inversion is presented.

Descriptors :   *Temperature inversion, Statistical analysis, Guided missile ranges, Diurnal variations, Tables(Data), Military facilities

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE