Effects of atmospheric variability on energy utilization and conservation. Summary of research conducted between 1 July 1975 and 31 March 1976
Description: Studies of atmospheric variability revealed that the 22- to 26-day vacillation in the potential and kinetic energy modes of the Northern Hemisphere is related to the behavior of the planetary long-waves, and that the midwinter dip in zonal available potential energy is reflected in the development of blocking highs. Attempts to classify weather patterns over eastern and central United States have proceeded satisfactorily to the point where testing of our method for longer time periods appears desirable. A ''physical-adaptive'' model of energy demand and its response to changes in weather regimes is under development. This model includes parameters pertaining to engineering factors of building construction, to weather-related factors, and to socio-economic factors. Preliminary testing of this model yielded very encouraging results. Expansion of model applications to different types of structures and larger regions is presently under way. A CRT-display model for energy demand within the conterminous United States also has passed preliminary tests. A major effort was expended to obtain disaggregated data on energy use from utility companies within the United States. A report of these efforts is presented.
Date: April 1, 1976
Creator: Reiter, E. R.; Barbieri, A. M.; Johnson, G. R.; Macdonald, B. C.; McGuirk, J. P.; Sparling, E. W. et al.
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