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dc.contributor.advisorDavidson, K.L.
dc.contributor.authorGleason, John Patrick
dc.dateJune 1982
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-20T00:08:42Z
dc.date.available2012-11-20T00:08:42Z
dc.date.issued1982-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/20334
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractKnowledge of the large-scale vertical velocity is required to predict the evolution of the atmospheric planetary boundary layer (APBL). Since naval operations are often conducted in data sparse regions, single-station assessments of the vertical velocity are necessary. Data to evaluate such assessments were obtained from rawinsondes taken at San Nicolas Island, California. Vertical velocity estimates obtained by vertical integration of the moisture budget equation (Q-method) and by the adiabatic method were used to initialize an APBL 24-h our prediction model. RMS error statistics on predicted inversion height, potential temperature, and specific humidity were computed for the forecasts and compared to the RMS errors of a persistence forecast. Calculation of the vertical velocity by the Q-11 method showed the most promise. However, no single-station assessment method improved on the persistence forecasts.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/singlestationass00glea
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.
dc.subject.lcshMeteorologyen_US
dc.titleSingle-station assessments of the synoptic-scale forcing on the marine atmospheric boundary layeren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderSchacher, Gordon E.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.subject.authorSingle-station assessmenten_US
dc.subject.authorSingle-station forecastingen_US
dc.subject.authorVertical velocityen_US
dc.subject.authorAtmospheric planetary boundary layeren_US
dc.subject.authorAdiabatic mrthoden_US
dc.subject.authorKinematic methoden_US
dc.subject.authorQ-methoden_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navy
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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