Accession Number:

AD0274033

Title:

DETAILED ANALYSES OF SELECTED PACIFIC STORMS BASED ON CONTINUOUS RADAR RECORDS AND SHORT-INTERVAL SERIAL ASCENTS. VOLUME 1. CASE OF JANUARY 6-8, 1961

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 3

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

Preliminary study of Pacific storm systems by means of routine synoptic data and continuously recorded radar echoes revealed a considerable diversity and fluctuation of echo types in relation to synoptic features and much complexity and deviation from ideal models in the storm structures. For the purpose of clarifying certain puzzling aspects of the wind and temperature frontal structures and to seek an explanation for the seemingly erratic changes in echo character, a program of short-interval, serial ascents was inaugurated in January 1961. During the remainder of the winter and the ensuing spring, five series of observations of one to three days duration were undertaken in which radiosondes were released as frequently as once an hour, while the radar echoes from an ANAPQ-39, 1.87 cm vertical-beam radar, were being continuously recorded on film strip.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE