Severe Local Storm Project Reports – Dr. Ted Fujita

These reports were usually issued in preprint form with gray covers and black taped spines. The number was obtained from hand written numbers on file folders containing the original masters for printing these reports, as well as from two lists, one of publications, and one of SLS reports. In most cases, the numbering worked fairly well and close to chronological order, but some were determined on an ad-hoc basis, as noted below. The series ended in 1961, but a few later reports written by Roger Brown have also been included as they were issued in a similar manner and he was involved with both those reports as well as SMRP reports.

The title of the series, "Severe Local Storms Project" (SLSP) was taken from the cover of SLSP 20, the most widely distributed of these reports. Dr. Fuijta referred to the Weather Bureau, Signal Corps, and Air Force contracts as SLSs. About 50 to 75 copies of most reports were printed and distributed to funding agencies and meteorological centers.

1 Fujita, T., 1955. Results of detailed synoptic studies of squall lines: Tellus, v. 7(4), p. 405-436. [submitted June, 1955]

2 Fujita, T., 1956. Mesoanalysis – an important scale in the analysis of weather data: U.S. Department of Commerce, Weather Bureau, Research Paper 39, 83 pp. [presented May, 1955]

3 Fujita, T., Mesoanalysis of the Illinois tornado of April 9, 1953: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Technical Report to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 8613, 35 pp. [November, 1956]

4 Brown, H. A., Mesoscale systems: post-cold frontal disturbances: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Technical Report to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 8613. [1956]

5 Newton, C. W., Observational studies of squall line behavior, and effects of environmental wind field: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Technical Report to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 8613. [1956]

6 Fujita, T., 1957. Recent Studies in Mesometeorology: Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan: 75th Anniversary Volume, p. 256-261. [submitted May, 1957]

7 Fujita, T., and Brown, H. A., A study of mesosystems and their radar echoes: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Technical Report 1 for U.S. Weather Bureau grant Cwb 8950, 32 pp. [April, 1957]

8 Fujita, T., Structure and movement of a dry front. A revised method of pressure reduction: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Technical Report 3 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 8950, 14 pp. [June, 1957]

9 Fujita, T, and Omoto, Y., Analysis of airplane flight observation: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Technical Report 2 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 8950, 10 pp. + figs. [May, 1957]

10 Fujita, T., and Brown, H. A., A revised method of pressure reduction: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Technical Report 4 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 8950, 9 pp. [no date]

11 Fujita, T., Study of mesosystems associated with stationary radar echoes: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Technical Report 1 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9321, 13 pp. + figs. [February, 1958]

122 Brown, H. A., Analysis of a squall line: a line series of mesosystems in different stages of development: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Technical Report 2 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9321. [1958]

13 Fujita, T., Three-dimensional mesoanalysis of a squall line: Illinois State Water Survey, Meteorologic Laboratory, Research Report no. 1 to U.S. Army Signal Engineering Laboratories contract DA-36-039 SC-64656, 80 pp. [November, 1957]

14 Fujita, T., Precipitation and cold-air production in mesoscale thunderstorm systems: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Technical Report 3 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9321. [June, 1958]

15 Omoto, Y., Study of outbreaks of severe local storms near dry fronts: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Technical Report 4 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9321. [August, 1958]

16 Fujita, T., Tornado cyclone: Parent system of tornadoes: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Technical Report 1 to U.S. Weather Bureau Cwb 9530, 10 pp. [November, 1958]

17 Fujita, T., Mesoanalysis of hurricane rainbands: Technical Report 2 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9530, 10 pp. [November, 1958]

18 Fujita, T., Structure of convective storms. University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Technical Report 3 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9530, 12 pp. [May, 1959]

19 Fujita, T., A computation method of velocity of individual echoes inside hurricanes: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Technical Report 4 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9530, 11 pp. [May, 1959]

20 Fujita, T., A detailed analysis of the Fargo tornadoes of June 20, 1957: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Severe Local Storms Project, Technical Report no. 5. to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9530. [June, 1959]

21A Fujita, T., Brown, H. A., and Omoto, Y., Design of a three-dimensional meso-meteorological network: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, 1st Quarterly Technical Report, 1 April 1959 to 30 June 1959, to U.S. Army Signal Engineering Laboratories contract DA-36-039 SC-78901, 74 pp. [July, 1959]

21B4 Fujita, T., Brown, H. A., and Omoto, Y., Design of a three-dimensional meso-meteorological network: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, 2nd Quarterly Technical Report, 1 July 1959 to 30 September 1959, to U.S. Army Signal Engineering Laboratories contract DA-36-039 SC-78901, 45 pp. [October, 1959]

21C4 Fujita, T., Brown, H. A., and Omoto, Y., Design of a three-dimensional meso-meteorological network: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, 3rd Quarterly Technical Report, 1 October 1959 to 31 December 1959, to U.S. Army Signal Engineering Laboratories contract DA-36-039 SC-78901. [January, 1960]

21D4 Fujita, T., and Brown, H. A., Design of a three-dimensional meso-meteorological network: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, 4th Quarterly Technical Report, 1 January 1960 to 30 April 1959, to U.S. Army Signal Engineering Laboratories contract DA-36-039 SC-78901. [May, 1960]

22A Brown, H. A., Mesometeorological study of selected areas in the United States: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, 5th Quarterly Technical Report, 1 May 1960 to 31 July 1960, to U.S. Army Signal Engineering Laboratories contract DA-36-039 SC-78901. [August, 1960]

22B4 Brown, H. A., and Goldman, J. L., Mesometeorological study of selected areas in the United States: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, 6th Quarterly Technical Report, 1 August 1960 to 31 October 1960, to U.S. Army Signal Engineering Laboratories contract DA-36-039 SC-78901. [November, 1960]

22C4 Brown, H. A., and Goldman, J. L., Mesometeorological study of selected areas in the United States: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, 7th Quarterly Technical Report, 1 November 1960 to 31 January 1961, to U.S. Army Signal Engineering Laboratories contract DA-36-039 SC-78901. [February, 1961]

22D4 Brown, H. A., and Goldman, J. L., Mesometeorological study of selected areas in the United States: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Final Report, 1 April 1959 to 31 August 1961, to U.S. Army Signal Engineering Laboratories contract DA-36-039 SC-78901. [September, 1961]

23 Fujita, T., Mesometeorological study of pressure and wind field beneath isolated radar echoes: Department of Meteorology, University of Chicago, Technical Report 1 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9762, 23 pp. [March, 1960]

24 Fujita, T., Preliminary report on the development of the animated motion picture in mesometeorology: Department of Meteorology, University of Chicago, Technical Report 6 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9530, 8 pp. + figs. [June, 1959]

25 Omoto, Y., and Fujita, T., Animation of a 700 Mb level wind field: Department of Meteorology, University of Chicago, Technical Report 7 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9530, 6 pp. + figs. [June, 1959]

26 Brown, H. A., Report on radar thin bands: Department of Meteorology, University of Chicago, Technical Report 8 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9530, 8 pp. + figs. [June, 1959]

27 Omoto, Y., Study of Mesoflows of April 25-26, 1957: Department of Meteorology, University of Chicago, Technical Report 9 to U.S. Weather Bureau contact Cwb 9530, 12 pp. + figs. [June, 1959]

28 Brown, H. A., Report on the squall line of June 23, 1957: Department of Meteorology, University of Chicago, Technical Report 10 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9530, 9 pp. + figs. [June, 1959]

29 Fujita, T., Osawa, K., and Brown, H. A., Motion picture representation of squall lines and tornadoes over the midwest in June, 1957: Department of Meteorology, University of Chicago, Technical Report 2 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9762, 2 pp. + figs. [August, 1960]

30 Fujita, T., and Byers, H., Model of a hail cloud as revealed by photogrammetric analysis: Department of Meteorology, University of Chicago, Technical Report 3 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9762, 32 pp. [September, 1960]

31 Fujita, T., Preliminary study of pressure, wind, and cloud changes on the slope of San Francisco Mountain, Arizona: Department of Meteorology, University of Chicago, Technical Report 4 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9762, 4 pp. + figs. [September, 1960]

32 Osawa, K., Preliminary Report on the Mesometeorological study of squall lines and their environments: Department of Meteorology, University of Chicago, Technical Report 5 to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9762, 5 pp. [September, 1960]

33 Fujita, T., Mesosystems: Medium scale weather systems closely related to the initiation of severe local storms: Submitted to Scientific American (unpublished), 10 pp. + figs. [c in Cwb 9762 Final Report] [September, 1960]

34 Fujita, T., Numerical study of a mesohigh of June 26-27, 1953, over the United States midwest: Department of Meteorology, University of Chicago, Technical Report to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9931, 8 pp. + figs. [n.d., 1960]

35 Fujita, T., Analysis technique of single-image oblique photographs: Unpublished manuscript presented at the Research Forecasters Meeting, U.S. Weather Bureau, May 2, 1960. [May, 1960]

36 Fujita, T., Test analysis of New York City photograph of September 17, 1959, using Fujita’s single-image photogrammetric technique: Technical report to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9931, 13 pp. [no date, 1960]

37 Fujita, T., Styber, K. A., and Brown, R. A., On the mesometeorological field studies near Flagstaff, Arizona: University of Chicago, Department of Meteorology, Scientific Report 1 to Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories contract AF 19(604)7259, 26 pp. [May, 1961]

38 Goldman, J. L., and Fujita, T., Study of developmental processes of severe storms using satellite and terrestrial based observations. Preliminary report: Reduced data for the square cloud case, May 19, 1960: Department of Meteorology, University of Chicago, Technical Report to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 9931. [1961]

39 Fujita, T., A method of combining radar, aerial, and satellite photographs taken during hurricanes: Department of Meteorology, University of Chicago, Technical Report to U.S. Weather Bureau contract Cwb 10047. 5 pp. + figs. [June, 1961]

40A Brown, H. A., and Bonner, W., Mesometeorological study of selected areas in the United States: University of Chicago, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, Semi-annual report, 1 September 1961 to 28 February 1962, to U.S. Army Signal Research and Development Laboratory contract DA36-039 SC-88932. [March, 1962]

40B Brown, H. A., and Bonner, W. D., Mesometeorological study of selected areas in the United States: University of Chicago, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, Final Report, 1 September 1961 to 30 November 1962, to U.S. Army Signal Engineering Laboratories contract DA-36-039 SC-88932. [December, 1962]

41 Osawa, K., Squall Line circulation in terms of moisture inflow and precipitation: Technical Report 6 to Cwb 9931. [June, 1961]

42 Styber, K. A., Precipitation in the 1960 Flagstaff mesometeorological network: Scientific Report 2 to Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories contract AF 19(604)7259, 24 pp. [July, 1961] (also issued as SMRP 6)

43 Fujita, T., and Ushijima, T., 1961. Investigations of squall lines with the use of radar and satellite photographs: Proceedings of the 9th Weather Radar Conference, Kansas City, p. 186-192. [October, 1961]

44 Baralt, G. L., and Brown, R. A., The land and sea breeze: an annotated bibliography: Satellite and Mesometeorology Research Project, Report to Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, contract AF-7259-6, 61 pp. [February, 1965]

45 Brown, R. A., Mesometeorological studies: Final report, 1 February 1965 to 31 January 1966 to Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories contract AF 19(628)4807, 101 pp. [February, 1966]

  1. Brown, R. A., On the determination of exchange coefficients: Part II – rotating and nonrotating convective currents, 30 pp.
  2. Brown, R. A., On the "thunderstorm – high controversy", 26 pp.
  3. Brown, R. A., Three-dimensional growth characteristics of an orographic thunderstorm system, 45 pp.