Accession Number : AD0433504


Title :   THE SYNOPTIC CLIMATOLOGY OF CLOUD-FREE AREAS,


Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Alder,John E. ; Serebreny,Sidney M.


Report Date : JAN 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 92


Abstract : This report discusses the results of an investigation of the synoptic patterns and air mass characteristics associated with large areas of 500,000 square nautical miles or more over highlatitude continental regions of the northern hemisphere which were coded as clear on nephanalyses of Tiros pictures. The published nephanalyses of Tiros I through Tiros V were examined to locate such clear areas, which were then catalogued according to synoptic type and region. Persistence, extent, and displacement, if any, of these clear areas were also investigated. (Author)


Descriptors :   (*AIR MASS ANALYSIS, ANTICYCLONES), METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, CLOUDS, CLOUD COVER, WEATHER FORECASTING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE