Accession Number : ADA024271


Title :   Handbook for Forecasters in the Mediterranean; Weather Phenomena of the Mediterranean Basin; Part 1. General Description of the Meteorological Processes


Corporate Author : NAVAL ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION RESEARCHFACILITY MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Reiter, Elmar R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a024271.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 334


Abstract : An overview of the interacting meteorological processes that affect Mediterranean weather systems on a regional and local basis is presented in Part 1 of the Handbook for Forecasters in the Mediterranean, a document intended to meet the needs of both operational and research meteorologists for working information and source materials. The first part comprises five major sections and eight appendixes with a comprehensive list of references. Among the subjects addressed are: Geography and wind systems of the Mediterranean region; the concept of meteorological scales; present knowledge of large scale flow, jet stream interactions, orographic influences, and regional weather regimes and types; important local wind regimes such as the mistral, bora, etesian and sirocco; mesoscale phenomena, including diurnal effects; and areas of atmospheric physics relevant to an understanding of Mediterranean weather regimes including such small scale processes as clear air turbulence, air-sea interactions, and electromagnetic and acoustic refraction.


Descriptors :   *CLIMATE , *METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA , *MEDITERRANEAN SEA , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , WIND , TURBULENT FLOW , WEATHER FORECASTING , SCALE , ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE , CLEAR AIR TURBULENCE , GEOGRAPHIC AREAS , HANDBOOKS , AIR WATER INTERACTIONS , CYCLONES , DIURNAL VARIATIONS , ACOUSTIC REFRACTION , JET STREAMS , ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS , DUST STORMS


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE