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dc.contributor.advisorWash, C.H.
dc.contributor.authorJacobson, John H.
dc.dateMarch 1986
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T00:15:36Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T00:15:36Z
dc.date.issued1986
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/21710
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution in unlimited.
dc.description.abstractIsentropic analyses were completed subjectively and by the Petersen (1986) objective analysis scheme for a 24-h Clear Air Turbulence (CAT) outbreak over the midwest United States. The purpose of the study is to determine if areas of high CAT potential could be identified by subjective isentropic analyses, and then by the automated analyses produced by the Petersen objective analyses. A background of CAT theory and current CAT forecasting techniques are also presented. The synoptic situation indicates the importance of the jet stream structure in this case. The study reveals that analyzed areas of low Ri and high wind shear correspond very well to reports of CAT. The objective analysis performance is fair overall. It shows a distinctive weakness in the analysis of the wind speed, occasionally producing spurious wind maxima. Analyses of the mass field, frontal slope and Montgomery stream function, are quite successful
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/clearairturbulen00jaco
dc.format.extent97 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subject.lcshMeteorologyen_US
dc.titleClear Air Turbulence analysis using isentropic methods.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRenard, R.J.
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.subject.authorclear air turbulence
dc.subject.authorisentropic analysis
dc.subject.authorobjective analysis
dc.description.serviceCaptain United States Air Force
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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