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dc.contributor.advisorTracton, M. S.
dc.contributor.authorBellemer, Gordon Allen
dc.dateDecember 1973
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-13T23:52:56Z
dc.date.available2012-11-13T23:52:56Z
dc.date.issued1973-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/16837
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractResults are presented from a synoptic study of "back-door" cold fronts along the east coast of the united States in the years 1963 to 1972. The investigation set forth the climatology of back-door cold fronts with respect to: 1) frequency, 2) six hourly speed of movement, and 3) southern penetration. The individuality of fronts us treated with respect to: 1) temperature and dew-points changes, 2) pressure tendencies, 3) windshifts, 4) precipitation, 5) vertical extent, and 6) surface/500-mb relationships. Findings include: 1) highest frequency of occurrence is late spring and early fall, 2) speed of movement is greater in nighttime hours and in spring and fall, 3) deep southern penetration is most likely to occur in June, 4) precipitation is more associated with a 500-mb short-wave trough and position and/or motion of the surface front, 5) fronts continue southward penetration until parallel to 500-mb flow and 6) southernmost penetration of fronts is coincident with movement of the high center behind (i.e., north of) the front eastward off the coast. A detailed discussion of the 2 April case is presenteden_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/synopticinvestig00bell
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. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMeteorologyen_US
dc.titleSynoptic investigation of east coast backdoor cold frontsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRenard, R. J.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Meteorology
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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