Accession Number : ADA254190


Title :   Serially Complete Sequences of Hourly Temperatures for Three Saudi Arabian Stations


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL WEAPONS SCIENCE DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Dudel, Helmut P ; Stewart, Dorathy A ; Levitt, Larry J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a254190.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 68


Abstract : Serially completed sets of hourly temperatures have been produced for the three Saudi Arabian stations Riyadh, Dhahran, Qaisumah for the ten year period; January 1981 to December 1990. Daily maxima and minima which can occur between hourly observations are included. Following a brief survey of the Saudi Arabian climate (Section 2), methods used for original data quality control and data fill-in procedures (Section 3). Sections 4 to 6 contain ten tables per station. These tables include the five-day, monthly, annual means and extremes, and frequency distributions of hourly temperatures. For Qaisumah, nine averaged diurnal temperature cycles are provided. After comparing the monthly extremes with published data and other reference material, it is concluded that the ten year temperature series are representative of Saudi Arabian temperature range encompassed by the three stations.


Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE , *CLIMATE , *CLIMATOLOGY , FREQUENCY , TIME INTERVALS , CLOUDS , MEASUREMENT , WEATHER , DISTRIBUTION , PARAMETERS , SITES , WIND , STATISTICS , METEOROLOGICAL DATA , DUST , VISIBILITY , METEOROLOGY , ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION , RAINFALL , WEATHER STATIONS , DESERTS , SOUTHWEST ASIA , HEIGHT , HUMIDITY , SAUDI ARABIA , PERIODIC VARIATIONS


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE