SYNOPTIC PATTERNS FOR WET AND DRY TRADES ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII

RICHARD K. SILER U.S. Weather Bureau, Honolulu, Hawaii

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Abstract

An attempt is made to construct synoptic charts that will show readily recognizable differences in “dry trades” and “wet trades” on the island of Hawaii in the Hawaiian Islands. Also, correlations are attempted relating rainfall to the height of the freezing level and to air mass instability. It is concluded that there are several synoptic features that are distinctly different in the two cases.

Abstract

An attempt is made to construct synoptic charts that will show readily recognizable differences in “dry trades” and “wet trades” on the island of Hawaii in the Hawaiian Islands. Also, correlations are attempted relating rainfall to the height of the freezing level and to air mass instability. It is concluded that there are several synoptic features that are distinctly different in the two cases.

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