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Title: World weather extremes
Authors: Riordan, Pauline.
Bourget, Paul G.
Keywords: Extremes
Weather observations
Meteorological charts
Precipitation (meteorology)
Atmospheric pressure
Solar radiation
Wind (meteorology)
Weather intelligence
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ETL ; 0416.
Description: Technical report
Abstract: This report consists of a worldwide map of weather extremes and a separate map or the United States and Canada, with comments on the reliability of the records shown. Included are highest and lowest temperatures, largest temperature variations greatest and least amounts of precipitation for various durations, maximum precipitation variabilities greatest thunderstorm frequencies, highest and lowest atmospheric pressures highest solar radiation, largest and heaviest hailstones greatest snowfalls, highest wind speeds, high dew point, and most frequent occurrences of fog. Where appropriate, the value for the highest and lowest annual mean is also given. As far as possible, the records are taken from official sources, and all of them are documented. Conditions of site, instrumentation, observational procedure, and other factors such as environmental and meteorological conditions pertinent to the reliability of extremes are discussed.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Appears in Collections:Technical Report

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