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dc.contributor.advisorWashington, C.H.
dc.contributor.authorCurtis, Jan.
dc.dateSeptember 1989
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T22:07:54Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T22:07:54Z
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/26907
dc.description.abstractAn explosive cyclogenesis event that occurred in the eastern Pacific Ocean on 14-17 December 1987 is investigated using the National Meteorological Center (NMC) final analyses and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) digital imagery. Forecasts for this cyclone by the Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS 3.0) and NMC Nested Grid Mesh (NGM) forecasts initialized at 12 UTC 14 December are also evaluated. Quasi-Lagrangian budgets of mass and vorticity are computed to determine the factors responsible for the development of this intense cyclone. The initial surface development occurs within a strong baroclinic zone southeast of a significant short-wave trough aloft. Rapid intensification is accompanied by large cyclonic vorticity advection in the upper troposphere as the surface cyclone moves under the divergent quadrant of a 250mb jet streak. A key element in this development is the superposition between the pre-existing surface low and upper level short-wave trough in a favorable weak static stability environment. These observations support earlier studies that upper level forcing acts as a critical catalyst in initiating eastern ocean explosive development.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/acasestudyofexpl1094526907
dc.format.extent61 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherNaval 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.titleA case study of explosive cyclogenesis in the eastern Pacific Ocean 14-17 December 1987.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderNuss, W.A.
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology and Oceanography
dc.subject.authorExplosive cyclogenesisen_US
dc.subject.authorMarine cyclogenesisen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
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
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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