Accession Number:

AD0643363

Title:

EVALUATION OF THE USE OF ATMOSPHERIC-ELECTRICITY RECORDINGS IN FOG FORECASTING.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-10-07

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Atmospheric electric and meteorological data from four stations were analyzed to determine the accuracy of fog forecasts made using atmospheric electrical recordings. A tabulation indicating the successes and failures in forecasting both fog and no-fog conditions shows success percentages ranging from 86 to 92 percent. These success percentages illustrate the assertion that the use of electrical recordings will effect a material improvement in the accuracy of forecasting. A theoretical discussion leads to the development of a possible physical mechanism for the phenomenon which is consistent with available information. Consideration of human and instrumental factors leads to a decision that a total-conductivity meter using a vibrating-capacitor electrometer and with suppressed-zero checks is the instrument most usable in regular forecasting use. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE