Accession Number:

AD0257885

Title:

ON THE MESOMETEOROLOGICAL FIELD STUDIES NEAR FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA

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CHICAGO UNIV ILL

Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

During the month of July 1960, a mesometeorological field network was established in an area of 30 x 40 mi centered around San Francisco Mountain, Arizona. Network instrumentation included 33 microbarographs, 10 hygrothermographs, 10 Beckman-Whitley wind recorders, about 165 nonrecording rain gauges, and 165 hail gauges. Daily precipitation amounts were carefully studied in order to relate them with the characteristics of moisture inflow into the network area. An analysis of the July 22 case over the network area revealed that a very small low-pressure area formed over the heated side of the mountain slope, providing a field of convergence leading to the morning cumulus convection. As time went on, this low dissipated and cumulonimbus convection occurred. The mesometeorological network was found to be most suitable for the investigation of cumulus to cumulonimbus convection over the San Francisco Mountain area. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE