Accession Number:

ADA127521

Title:

Mesoscale Climatology of Cloud Cover over Korea and Germany.

Descriptive Note:

Final scientific rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Report Date:

1982-11-19

Pagination or Media Count:

130.0

Abstract:

The results are presented of a study of cloud cover over Korea and Germany, to obtain mesoscale cloud climatologies in data-void regions. Two methods for modeling the climatological frequency distribution of total cloud cover are discussed, a simple linear regression called the Simplified Linear Model SLM, and Gringortens Model B. Both models fit the data well. Map analyses of the parameters from both models show definite mesoscale geographic patterns in Korea. This may enable the development of methods for obtaining the cloud cover frequency at locations where there are no data. More data are needed to complete such a study. Similar analyses in Germany reveal no obvious geographic relationships for the SLM parameters, and almost no gradient for Model B parameters. The advantage of both models over others is their realistic values for clear and overcast cases. Specific advantages are, for the SLM, its simplicity, and for Model B, its ability to model cloud covers for areas different from that of observers field of view. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE