2. NPS Outstanding Theses and Dissertations
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Evaluating Atlantic tropical cyclone track error distributions for use in probabilistic forecasts of wind distribution
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2010-09)
This thesis investigates whether the National Hurricane Center (NHC) operational product for producing probabilistic forecasts of tropical cyclone (TC) wind distributions could be further improved by examining the ...
Optimization and statistical evaluation of GOES cloud-top properties for nowcasting lightning initiation
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2010-03)
A cumulus cloud field may develop within a conditionally unstable environment, but only a fraction of the cumulus elements eventually develop into thunderstorms. Determining which of these convective elements is most likely ...