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dc.contributor.advisorPauley, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Frank W.
dc.dateSeptember 1991
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:31:15Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:31:15Z
dc.date.issued1991
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/28140
dc.description.abstractThe effect of latent heat release on the development of a rapid deepening extratropical cyclone that occurred during Intensive Observation Period (IOP) 5 (18-20 January 1989) of the Experiment on Rapidly Deepening Cyclones over the Atlantic (ERICA) is examined usinf a diagnostic height tendency equation. Data consist of Nested Grid Model (NGM) forecasts executed with and without latent heating feedback. Withholding latent heat significantly decreased the intensity of not only the surface cyclone, but its associated 500 mb trough/ridge system as well. Propagation speed differed only slightly between the two forecasts, allowing the differences in intensification to be explored through height tendency differences between the two forecasts. Model results show that at 500 mb, latent heat release affects the height tendencies primarily, through indirect means, chiefly by enhancing vorticity advection. Differential thermal advection and vertical advection of static stability tended to offset each other, as did vertical advection of vorticity and tilting effects. A height anomaly due to latent heat release was located downstream of the 500 mb trough and served as a focus for forcing differences associated with latent heating.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theeffectoflaten1094528140
dc.format.extent78 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.en_US
dc.titleThe effect of latent heat release on the ERICA IOP-5 cycloneen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWash, Carlyle H.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Oceanography
dc.subject.authorLatent heat releaseen_US
dc.subject.authorRapid intensificationen_US
dc.subject.authorHeight tendencyen_US
dc.subject.authorERICAen_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
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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