Accession Number:

AD0627607

Title:

SOME METEOROLOGICAL AND OCEANOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE GOLDEN GATE CALIFORNIA AREA

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

1954-02-26

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

A series of low-level temperature and moisture soundings taken on the southern shore of the Golden Gate channel during April, 1953 in connection with certain microwave propagation tests are analyzed to determine the refractive index gradients in the first few hundred feet above the channel. While most of the soundings show the essentially uniform standard gradients to be expected in an air mass having a long overwater trajectory and compare favorably with the existing Oakland, California radiosonde observations, certain smaller scale features involving elevated substandard layers and sea breeze ducts are occasionally found which cannot be correlated with larger scale surface or upper air weather data. A second phase of the report consists of the analysis of series of wave gage recordings of the water surface.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE