OBJECTIVE AND DYNAMICAL STUDIES OF TROPICAL WEATHER PHENOMENA
Final report no. 4, 1 June 1962-31 May 1963
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA
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The special difficulties of weather analysis in the tropics are reviewed. The bulk of the report describes investigations and tests of objective computer techniques that are applicable to tropical usage. The advantages of analysing layer-averaged winds, temperatures, heights, and humidity are described. Layer-averaged winds are utilized in the computation of a stream function. The mathematical basis of the direct method of stream function computation is given and the computer procedure is outlined. The results are compared with independent subjective analyses and show excellent agreement.