MESOMETEOROLOGY AND THE POSSIBILITIES OF FORECASTING LOCAL WEATHER.
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In the atmosphere various kinds of air movements are occurring, the dimensions of which, in space and time, are yielding a continuous spectral distribution. In the course of the past decade the main emphasis has been placed on the investigation of only two dimensional classes of atmospheric processes namely of the so-called macrosynoptical and, on the other hand, of the microsynoptical ones. However, by the organization of some peculiar microsynoptical networks in the United States of America possessing a very high station density, attention was drawn to another dimensional class of movements in the atmosphere. This new realm, the investigation of which is forming the subject of mesosynoptics, is directly related to the occurrence of weather phenomena of a local character. It has been proved by experience that through the application of the techniques of mesosynoptical analysis and forecasting, the task of preparing short-range provisions of local weather phenomena is rendered much easier and a possibility is achieved for using a more objective type of procedure, while, up-to-now, the methods employed have been in the majority of cases entirely subjective in character. Author