Accession Number:

AD0294810

Title:

TIME CHANGES IN A TEMPERATURE LATITUDE CLOUD AND WEATHER SYSTEM AS REVEALED BY METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE DATA

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TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

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Report Date:

1962-12-14

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The evolution of developing cloud bands accompanying a slowly moving cold front over the central United States was studied using TIROS I photographs as well as conventional analysis tools. These cloud bands appeared to form in the right entrance region of the axis of maximum wind between the 700-mb and 400-mb levels and move east-southeastward. In the vicinity of and just north of the axis of maximum wind was a zone of very dry, cloudless air. Visual evidence is thus available to further support several jet stream models which suggest high clouds in the vicinity of the right entrance region and cloudless skies in the left entrance region of the high level jet stream. A description and explanation of some low cloud phenomena occurring during the period are also included. Local effects probably caused the pictured clouds to concentrate along the coast line. Over land, the clouds formed into cloud streets which were oriented parallel to the wind near the cloud base. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE