Accession Number : ADA170138


Title :   World Weather Extremes. Revision,


Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA


Personal Author(s) : Riordan,Pauline ; Bourget,Paul G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a170138.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 89


Abstract : This report consist of worldwide map of weather extremes and a separate map for the United States and Canada, with comments on the reliability of the records shown. Included are highest and lowest temperatures, largest temperature variations, greatest and least amounts of precipitation for various durations, maximum precipitation variabilities, greatest thunderstorm frequencies, highest and lowest atmospheric pressures, highest solar radiation, largest and heaviest hailstones, greatest snowfalls, highest wind speeds, high dew point, and most frequent occurrences of fog. Where appropriate, the value for the highest and lowest annual mean is also given. As far as possible, the records are taken from official sources, and all of them are documented. Conditions of site, instrumentation, observational procedure, and other factors such as environmental and meteorological conditions pertinent to the reliability of extremes are discussed. (Author)


Descriptors :   *WEATHER , ANOMALIES , PEAK VALUES , GLOBAL , METEOROLOGICAL DATA , RELIABILITY


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE