Air Stagnation Cases in the Eastern United States during 1984

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  • 1 Air Resources Laboratory, ERL/NOAA, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Abstract

The number and location of stagnation days within the eastern United States, as estimated mainly from a surface geostrophic-wind criterion, is presented by month and for the year 1984. The number of “grid point days” of stagnation was considerably less in 1984 than in 1981 and 1983, and only Slightly more than in 1982. Thus, 1984 must be considered a year with relatively little stagnation. The stagnation episodes that did occur were almost an in the Southeast.

Abstract

The number and location of stagnation days within the eastern United States, as estimated mainly from a surface geostrophic-wind criterion, is presented by month and for the year 1984. The number of “grid point days” of stagnation was considerably less in 1984 than in 1981 and 1983, and only Slightly more than in 1982. Thus, 1984 must be considered a year with relatively little stagnation. The stagnation episodes that did occur were almost an in the Southeast.

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