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dc.contributor.advisorWash, Carlyle H.
dc.contributor.authorCook, William A.
dc.dateSeptember 1983
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-19T23:59:51Z
dc.date.available2012-11-19T23:59:51Z
dc.date.issued1983-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/19963
dc.description.abstractA synoptic investigation employing quasi-Lagrangian diagnostic techniques was conducted for a North Atlantic Ocean polar flow undergoing a period or rapid cyclogenesis. The polar flow was of relatively small horizontal scale and developed in a region of low static stability and large low-level baroclinity, which is consistent with theoretical studies. Rapid surface pressure falls and vigorous circulation increases correlate well with the observed maxima in low-level inward mass transport and upper-level mass outflow, and are temporarily coincident with the incursion of to forward divergence quadrant of a jet streak into the budget volume. The most rapid increases of absolute vorticity occurred in the 250 to 300 mb layer, and are related to combined contributions of positive vorticity advection and vertical redistribution processes. The dominant forcing of low-level absolute vorticity increases comes primarily from the divergence source term.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/aquasilagrangidi1094519963
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.lcshMeteorology, Maritimeen_US
dc.titleA quasi-lagrangian diagnostics investigation of rapid cyclogenesis in a polar air systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderElsberry, Russell L.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.subject.authorNorth Atlanticen_US
dc.subject.authorQuasi-Langrangian diagnosticsen_US
dc.subject.authorMass budgeten_US
dc.subject.authorStability analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorVorticity budgeten_US
dc.subject.authorExplosive maritime cyclogenesisen_US
dc.subject.authorPolar lowen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOceangraphyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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