Accession Number:

AD0716388

Title:

Objective Estimate of the Climatology of Very Tall Convective Clouds - A Negative Report.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-11-06

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

An objective method has been developed for determining the occurrence and altitude of tall convective clouds for the purpose of construction of a global climatology of such clouds. The particular computer program selected is the version that produced maximum cloud-top estimates in closest agreement with highest radar precipitation echoes for a three-year period at Miami, Fla., Lake Charles, La., New York, N. Y., and Oklahoma City, Okla. A day-by-day comparison of radar echoes and computed cloud tops reveals such numerous and sufficiently large discrepancies that the computerized parcel method does not appear satisfactory for providing a climatology of convective clouds above 40,000 ft. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE