TERMINAL FORECAST REFERENCE FILE FOR MATHER AIR FORCE BASE, CALIFORNIA
Factors affecting the weather at Mather Air Force Base, California, are discussed. Included are location, topography, air pollution; weather controls; climatic data; and local forecast studies. Ten miles east of Sacramento, Mather AFB is located in an urban area where air pollution is growing, but is not yet a serious problem. The Southern Pacific Railroad Shops, various limber mills, home incinerators, refuse dumps, and automobiles are the prime constant sources of pollution. Seasonal sources are forest, range, or grass fires (summer and fall), and the burning of rice stubble and orchard trimmings in October through December. The lowest visibilities due to air pollution are caused by the burning of rice stubble in early winter and can lower visibility at the base to one-three miles. Smoke effects are illustrated by a geographic and smoke pollution rose.
Mather Air Force Base24th Weather Squadron
Mather AFB, CA USA
- Publication Date: 1970-10-30
- Pagination: 42 p.
- TRT Terms: Air pollution; Air pollution sources; Atmospheric phenomena
- Identifier Terms: Southern Pacific Railroad
- Old TRIS Terms: Atmospheric interaction
- Subject Areas: Environment; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00041779
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Air Pollution Technical Information Center
- Report/Paper Numbers: Detachment 7 Preprint
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM