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dc.contributor.advisorNuss, Wendell A.
dc.contributor.authorAngove, Michael D.
dc.dateDecember 1991
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:31:30Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:31:30Z
dc.date.issued1991-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/28175
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractA method for resolving the mesoscale distribution of precipitation over mountainous regions is developed using synoptic-scale analyses and topography with a 40 km resolution. The method consists of calculating the saturated moisture flux at a level assumed to be the cloud base and correlating this quantity with observed precipitation. General correlation coefficients ranged from-0.2 under conditions poorly represented by the synoptic surface analysis to -0.55 when theses analyses are more representative of actual forcing. When applied regionally, correlation improved dramatically, suggesting potential incorporation into precipitation forecasts over mountainous areas. Over wider regions of less defined topography, correlation is weaker but is still an improvement over the current synoptic-scale precipitation forecast products.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/estimatingmesosc00ango
dc.format.extent75 p.;28 cm.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.titleEstimating mesoscale, orographically enhanced precipitation using synoptic scale data.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPauley, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Meteorology
dc.subject.authorMesoscale orographically enhanceden_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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