Southern Hemisphere weather maps for the international Geophysical Year

J. J. Taljaard South African Weather Bureau, Pretoria, South Africa

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Attention is drawn to the IGY World Weather Map project of the United States Weather Bureau, the Federal German Weather Service and the South African Weather Bureau. Reference is made to the data and the procedures used for sea level analysis of the Southern Hemisphere maps. The procedure for obtaining 500-mb maps over the large areas of the Southern Ocean where no sounding stations existed is described, and the reliability of sea level and 500-mb maps is discussed.

Attention is drawn to the IGY World Weather Map project of the United States Weather Bureau, the Federal German Weather Service and the South African Weather Bureau. Reference is made to the data and the procedures used for sea level analysis of the Southern Hemisphere maps. The procedure for obtaining 500-mb maps over the large areas of the Southern Ocean where no sounding stations existed is described, and the reliability of sea level and 500-mb maps is discussed.

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