Accession Number : ADA182429

Title :   Vertical Profiles of Temperature and Humidity Below 100 Meters.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Stewart,Dorathy A

PDF Url : ADA182429

Report Date : Apr 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Vertical gradients of temperature and humidity in the lowest 100 m of the atmosphere are extremely variable. The shape of a temperature profile depends upon atmospheric stability and upon radiational heating or cooling at the surface. These factors and the availability of moisture at the surface influence humidity profiles. Diurnal changes in the lowest few meters are particularly large when clouds are absent. This report also discusses effects of topography and intense frontal zones. Summaries are in two tables. (Author).

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, *HUMIDITY, *LOW ALTITUDE, *TROPOSPHERE, *PROFILES, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, SEASONAL VARIATIONS, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, SOLAR RADIATION, TOPOGRAPHY, FRONTS(METEOROLOGY), MOISTURE, CLOUDS, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS, VARIATIONS, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE