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dc.contributor.advisorNuss, Wendell A.
dc.contributor.authorKreyenhagen, Michael E.
dc.dateDecember 1989
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T21:53:46Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T21:53:46Z
dc.date.issued1989-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/25749
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractTwo explosively developing cyclones are analyzed and compared using a similar diagnostic approach. A continental cyclone developed over the U.S. Midwest during 14-17 November 1988 and was analyzed using NMC Nested Grid model analysis fields and GOES IR imagery. A maritime cyclone rapidly developed over the western North Atlantic Ocean during 03-05 January 1989. The NMC Spectral Model and GOES im­agery are employed to describe the development of this storm. Upper-level vorticity, di­vergence and jet streak placement are examined along with low-level thermal advection, boundary layer heating and static stability for each storm. Results indicate that the land and ocean storms have similar magnitude upper-level divergence associated with 300 mb jet streaks, however, they evolve differently. At low­ levels, there are equal contributions from advection and surface heating during rapid development in the ocean case while advection was the primary contribution in the land case. The initial static stability was low for both cyclones, however, the ocean case maintained low static stability and this appears to be a major factor in determining the depth and speed of rapid cyclone development.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/comparisonofdyna00krey
dc.format.extent65 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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.titleComparison of the dynamics of a land vs. oceanic explosive cyclone.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWash, Carlyle H.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.contributor.departmentOceangraphy
dc.subject.authorMeteorologyen_US
dc.subject.authorMid-latitudeen_US
dc.subject.authorExplosive developmenten_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, 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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