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dc.contributor.advisorWash, Carlyle H.
dc.contributor.advisorHirschberg, Paul A.
dc.contributor.authorSpinelli, Julia Marcia
dc.dateDecember 1992
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T16:14:54Z
dc.date.available2012-11-29T16:14:54Z
dc.date.issued1992-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/23711
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractA synoptic investigation was conducted of the rapid coastal cyclogenesis event that occurred during Intensive Observation Period (IOP) 5A of the Experiment on Rapidly Intensifying Cyclones over the Atlantic (ERICA). Navy Operational Regional Analysis and Prediction System (NORAPS) objective analyses, utilizing operationally available and some special ERICA data, were examined in order to study the environment in which rapid development took place and to determine key synoptic and subsynoptic features important in the evolution of this storm. Additionally, the ability of NORAPS to accurately simulate the rapid cyclogenesis was investigated. Several processes contributed to the storm's intense development including strong low tropospheric temperature advection and upper-level cyclonic vorticity advection and divergence associated with a mobile trough and jet streak. NORAPS forecasts initialized 12 h prior to the explosive deepening phase of the IOP 5A cyclone provided a reasonably accurate simulation of the event. However, subjective hand analysis of hourly data for the period surrounding the onset of rapid deepening revealed the presence of a mesoscale coastal cyclone. The development of this separate cyclone was not resolved by the model, resulting in a forecast track north of the actual storm's path.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/investigationofe00spin
dc.format.extent97 p.en_US
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. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleAn investigation of the ERICA IOP-5A cycloneen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Meteorology
dc.subject.authorRapid cyclogenesisen_US
dc.subject.authorNORAPSen_US
dc.subject.authorMesoscale coastal cyclogenesisen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorology and Physical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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