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Santa Ana associated offshore fog : forecasting with a sequential model.

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Authors
Backes, Douglas Allen
Subjects
Fog Forecasting
Inversion
Marine Fog
Sequential Model Nearshore Oceanic
California Weather Aircraft Collected Data
Advisors
Leipper, Dale F.
Date of Issue
1977
Date
September 1977
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Aircraft measurements made offshore during a coastal fog sequence by R.A. Markson are analyzed . Fog occurrence and areal extent are determined using aircraft, ship and shore station obs ervations obtained during the Cooperative Experiment in West Coast Oceanography and Meteorology--1976 along with analyzed satellite visual and iril’ra-red imagery. The offshore conditions are compared with those at the shore stations using selected fog indices. Photographs of special features observed are included . The offshore conditions are classified into phases by assigning limits within the specified fog indices used in the modified Leipper fog model. The sequence of observed fog events is compared to the ideal sequence. The trends in the sequence are analyzed and a general relationship between the phase sequence and the local offshore flow is indicated . The Leipper indices, the Sari Dieg~ . raob and the sequential fog model appear to ‘be useful in fog prediction for the nearshore oceanic region from San Diego to Point Conception.
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Oceanography
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This 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.
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