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Main Title Diurnal and Seasonal Patterns of Temperature and Wind Flow in the Planetary Boundary Layer for Ten Locations in Complex Terrain.
Author Truppi, L. E. ;
CORP Author Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/D-84/248;
Stock Number PB85-106698
Additional Subjects Wind(Meteorology) ; Atmospheric temperature ; Weather ; Rocky Mountains ; Terrain ; Radiosondes ; Atmospheric sounding ; Diurnal variations ; Profiles ; Seasonal variations ; Air pollution ; Dispersing ; Planetary boundary layer
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-106698 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 15p
In support of the Complex Terrain Model Development program, climatological summaries in the form of vertical profiles of wind and temperature were produced from a special computer file of radiosonde data created from twice daily observations recorded at ten National Weather Service stations located in the Rocky Mountain and Great Basin regions of the United States. Seasonal and diurnal patterns were presented showing terrain influence at each radiosonde location characteristic of early morning and late afternoon conditions. Although climatalogical patterns were related to the particular valley-ridge topography of the radiosonde site, terrain influence can be estimated at nearby site where data are required for studies of the planetary boundary layer, as in atmospheric dispersion modeling.