Accession Number : ADA147371


Title :   Interrelationship of Atmospheric Parameters in Honduras.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL RESEARCH DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Stewart,D A ; Essenwanger,O M ; Levitt,L J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a147371.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : This report summarizes a through literature survey of Honduran climate and a small amount of supplementary material from neighboring countries. The results are compared with an analysis of three-hourly meteorological data from Tela and Tegucigalpa for the period 1973-1981. Honduras is a small Central American country which has a varied climate because of the extremely uneven terrain. Diurnal variations of temperature are larger than seasonal variations, and the mean depends primarily upon elevation. Seasonal variations of absolute humidity are greater than diurnal variations, and the means are larger in the coastal areas. Diurnal variations of wind speed are larger than seasonal variations, and speeds are larger in mountainous areas. Visibilities are typically lower in spring throughout Honduras than during the other seasons. Precipitation is the element which is most variable in space and time, and even the mean has a very complex spatial pattern. This report also includes information about cloud amounts and solar radiation. (Author)


Descriptors :   *CLIMATE , *METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA , *ATMOSPHERES , *HONDURAS , CLOUDS , COASTAL REGIONS , LITERATURE SURVEYS , PARAMETERS , MOUNTAINS , SEASONAL VARIATIONS , VISIBILITY , TABLES(DATA) , WIND VELOCITY , MEAN , SOLAR RADIATION , ELEVATION , NICARAGUA , HUMIDITY , DIURNAL VARIATIONS , EL SALVADOR


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE