A TEST OF THE DIAGNOSTIC-CYCLE ROUTINE.
METEOROLOGY INTERNATIONAL INC MONTEREY CALIF
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The Diagnostic-Cycle Routine is an assembly of techniques which has been designed for the assimilation, intercomparison and interpretation of meteorological observations of interrelated distributions, including satellite videographs. The report describes a test of the Routine as applied to a spacetime region which is well documented by satellite videographs and other data. The cloudiness distributions are analysed, primarily by assembly of the available videographs, for three map-times defining two twenty-four hour periods. The evolution of the required mass-structure parameters is developed for a selected isentropic surface and the Routine diagnoses the horizontal-velocity evolution and the threedimensional net displacement of the layer of parcels for each of the two twenty-four hour periods. The observed changes in the cloudiness are interpreted in terms of the diagnosed air-displacements.