Accession Number : ADA111611

Title :   Evaluation of Extended Period Forecasting Technique.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 77-31 Dec 81,

Corporate Author : OLD DOMINION UNIV NORFOLK VA DEPT OF GEOPHYSICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Kindle,Earl C

PDF Url : ADA111611

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : This report summarizes work performed under contract. Section I is a condensed summary of research results, and briefly outlines the work described in detail in Sections II and III. Section II describes a statistical analysis which correlates characteristic North American weather patterns with solar activity. This will be submitted to the AMS Journal of Applied Meteorology for publication. Section III describes an investigation of persistent weather regimes as associated with characteristic circulation features and solar activity. This will be condensed and submitted to the AMS Monthly Weather Review for publication. Section IV is a paper that was prepared during early stages of the grant period for presentation at the Symposium/Workshop on Solar Terrestrial Influences on Weather and Climate, held at Ohio State University on July 24-28, 1978. It provides an analysis of the current nature of the problem and a description of a proposed mechanism by which variations in solar activity might influence terrestrial circulation systems.

Descriptors :   *Weather, *Solar activity, Cross correlation, Weather forecasting, Long range(Time), Sunspots, Atmospheric temperature, Mean, Linear regression analysis, Moon, Anomalies, Atmospheric precipitation, Statistical analysis, Climate, Theses

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE