Development of a Synoptic Climatology of Tropospheric Refractive Conditions for the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the West Coast of the United States. Task One: Statistical Organizations of the Refractive Conditions, by Monthly Periods and Latitude Zones. Task Two: The Persistence of Refractive Conditions, and Transition Probabilities.
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The work required to develop a synoptic climatology of refractive conditions which significantly affect the tropospheric propagation of electromagnetic waves off the west coast of the United States is to be carried out under three tasks. This Report, for Tasks One and Two, presents a monthly climatology and statistical analysis of refractive conditions for the area 29 deg N-51 deg N, 120 deg W-140 deg W based on upper-air soundings recorded by radar picket ships. Statistical summaries are given, in the form of tables and histograms, for various parameters associated with surface ducts, non-surface ducts, super-refractive layers, and sub-refractive layers. These parameters include measures of persistence and transition probabilities in space and time. Author