Accession Number:

AD0626621

Title:

PREDICTION OF WINTER AND SUMMER ANTICYCLONES

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1964-30 Sep 1965

Corporate Author:

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP HARTFORD CT

Report Date:

1965-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

This report presents results and equations for the 12-, 24-, and 36- hr prediction of anticyclone displacement and change in central pressure for the Northern Hemisphere. Separate sets of equations were derived for each of six areas. These equations yielded results that were generally superior to climatology when tested on independent data. The technique employed is similar to that used previously in deriving cyclone equations, i.e., it features a movingcoordinate grid system for predictor tabulation, and a screening- regression analysis for the derivation of the prediction equations. Additional equations were derived for winter anticyclones to specify the forecast difference in pressure between the anticyclone and each of eight surrounding grid points. Analysis of these differences leads to the construction of forecast pressure patterns surrounding the anticyclone center initial results from feasibility testing were encouraging.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE