Statistical Model for Meteorological Elements Based on Local Radiosonde Measurements in Mediterranean Region

Virtser, A.
Kupershmidt, I.
Shtemler, Yu. M.
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A comprehensive statistical model is developed for vertical profiles of the horizontal wind and temperature throughout the troposphere based on several-years radiosonde measurements of strong winds. The profiles measured under quite different atmospheric conditions exhibit qualitative similarity. A proper choice of the reference scales for the wind, temperature and altitude levels allow us to consider the measurement data as realizations of a random process with universal characteristics: means, the basic functions and parameters of standard distributions for transform coefficients of the Principal Component Analysis. The features of the atmospheric conditions are described by statistical characteristics of the wind-temperature ensemble of dimensional reference scales. The model can be useful for air pollution and safety in high-risk areas such as chemical and nuclear plants.
Comment: 6 pages, 7 figures, International Conf. "Fluxes and structures in fluids", Selected Papers, Moscow, 20-23 July, 2005, 350-355
Physics - Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics, Physics - Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability