RESEARCH IN TROPICAL METEOROLOGY. DESIGN OF A LONG RANGE PROGRAM OF BASIC RESEARCH IN TROPICAL METEOROLOGY
Final rept., pt. 1, 1 Jul 60-30 Jun 61.
TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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A broad scale plan is presented on a basic research program in tropical meteorology which will permit a significant contribution to our knowledge of essential meteorological processes pertinent to the tropics. A five year project is envisioned involving the participation of several research groups and coordination with existing meteorological organizations and facilities. Selected problem areas are outlined, some of which can be effectively studied using existing data and previous analyses with the remainder requiring new measurements. These would be obtained through the use of specially equipped field observation teams and aircraft reconnaissance flights. It is recommended that details of this plan pertinent to problem area specifications, scheduling, observation team locations, instrumentation, logistics and costs be worked out through appropriate study conferences. Author