Accession Number:

AD0259636

Title:

A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF A GEOSTROPHIC WIND APPROXIMATION FOR FORECASTING MAXIMUM SURFACE WIND

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AIR WEATHER SERVICE SCOTT AFB ILL

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The geostrophic wind is discussed as an approximation to the maximum observed wind. A semiobjective technique is presented for forecasting the maximum obtainable wind using a station gradient network and curvature considerations. The forecast method herein described had an over-all verification probability of 0.91. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE