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dc.contributor.advisorJung, Glenn H.
dc.contributor.authorClark, Robert Louis
dc.dateJune 1981
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-20T00:17:06Z
dc.date.available2012-11-20T00:17:06Z
dc.date.issued1981-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/20628
dc.description.abstractMarine fog forecasts during the summer period in the North Pacific are not made with any acceptable degree of accuracy. Objective fog development models exist and are used with some success for localized coastal regions of the western U.S.; scarcity of accurate data has hindered creation of a reliable open-ocean model. The Eulerian single-station approach, utilizing a segment of the complete accurate data of Ocean Weather Station Papa (50N,145W) is applied in the study to an objective marine fog forecasting model. The time-series study of significant atmospheric variables at OWS Papa, when coupled with a chronological synoptic overview, delineates accurately fog/no fog sequences in the summer months of 1973 and 1977, Actual observed fog situations are evaluated by the general model and presented in relation to open-ocean fog indices, NOAA 5 satellite coverage and synoptic history. The open-ocean forecast model is tested on an independent data set for the month of July 1975 at OWS Papa, with favorable results. The research delineates four required indices that must all be positive to forecast fog. These indices, when plotted daily in the region of OWS Papa allow a single station to predict, with some confidence out to twenty-four hours, the occurrence of advection fog.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/anopenocemarinef1094520628
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.lcshOceanographyen_US
dc.titleAn open-ocean marine fog development and forecast model for Ocean Weather Station Papaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLeipper, Dale F.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOceanography
dc.subject.authorAdvection fogen_US
dc.subject.authorFog forecastingen_US
dc.subject.authorMarine fogen_US
dc.subject.authorNorth Pacific Ocean fogen_US
dc.subject.authorOpen-ocean fogen_US
dc.subject.authorVisibility forecastingen_US
dc.subject.authorFog modelingen_US
dc.description.funderN6685681WR81003en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS68-81-005
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorology and Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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