Publication:
An investigation of vertical extrapolation of the vector horizontal wind field

dc.contributor.advisorRenard, Robert J.
dc.contributor.authorCarlson, Burford A.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology and Oceanography
dc.date1960
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-29T23:32:53Z
dc.date.available2012-08-29T23:32:53Z
dc.date.issued1960
dc.description.abstractExtrapolation techniques including the geostrophic and gradient thermal wind, average wind shear from United States Weather Bureau maximum-wind analyses, and persistence were statistically compared for January 1960 over the United States. Calculations were made for layers contained between 200 mb and 40,000 or 15,000 feet, the thicknesses averaging 2100 or 6500 feet, respectively. Graphic results are presented for both speed and direction errors for each type of extrapolation. It is shown that low wind speed, cross-isobar flow, and large curvature are associated with significant extrapolation errors. The author is grateful for the patience and expert counsel of Professor R. J. Renard of the United States Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/aninvestigationo1094512501
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/12501
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMeteorologyen_US
dc.titleAn investigation of vertical extrapolation of the vector horizontal wind fielden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorologyen_US
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Name:
investigationofv00carl.pdf
Size:
2.43 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Collections