Accession Number : AD0450723


Title :   A METHOD FOR PREDICTING THE PROBABLE FREQUENCY OF OCCURRENCE OF DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES FROM SUMMARIZED DATA


Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK LABS MA


Personal Author(s) : Lackey, Earl E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/450723.pdf


Report Date : Aug 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : The frequency and distribution of daily maximum temperatures for any given summer month (May-September in northern hemisphere) may be predicted with a considerable degree of confidence when only summarized data are available by use of a multiple nomograph. The nomograph and associated table represent 45 converted mean daily maximum temperatures, having values from 36 to 80, each of which is associated with a unique numerical pattern of converted predictive temperature values. The converted mean daily maximum temperature may be computed from the following four items usually found in climatic summaries: (1) the absolute maximum, (2) the mean daily maximum, (3) the mean daily minimum, (4) the length of record. Values on the nomograph have been determined by a detailed study of the frequency occurrence of daily maxima through a 10-year period for May, July and September at twelve representative stations. The method readily lends itself to machine processing.


Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE , CLIMATE , DISTRIBUTION THEORY , DIURNAL VARIATIONS , NOMOGRAPHS , NORTHERN HEMISPHERE , PERIODIC VARIATIONS , PROBABILITY , RELIABILITY , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , WEATHER FORECASTING


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE