Accession Number:

ADA038237

Title:

Atlas of Probabilities of Surface Temperature Extremes. Part . Southern Hemisphere

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-12-27

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The method for calculating warm and cold temperature extremes, described in Part I for the Northern Hemisphere, is used in this report Part II for an analogous presentation in the Southern Hemisphere. A bias in the estimates of cold temperature extremes for the Southern Hemisphere is discussed and evaluated in this report, resulting in development of a new set of regression equations to depict cold temperature extremes. The resulting Southern Hemisphere maps of the 1-, 5-, and 10-percent warm temperatures, and the 1-, 5-, 10-, and 20-percent cold temperatures for the warmest and coldest months, respectively, are presented. Parts I and II of this report together provide a global representation of warm and cold surface temperature extremes for use in systems design and operation.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE