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dc.contributor.advisorWash, Carlyle H.
dc.contributor.authorMartinez, Anthony A.
dc.dateDecember 1991
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:32:06Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:32:06Z
dc.date.issued1991-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/28260
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractAn eastern Pacific Ocean survey was conducted 7-10 May 1991 along the California coast to determine temporal and spatial variability in refractive conditions. Refractive profiles obtained from high frequency radiosonde measurements at shore sites and a ship plus continuous shipboard surface measurements found a high degree of refractive variability to be present associated with frontal passage. Local and synoptic scale conditions were found to have a major impact on the degree of refractive variability. The variability was in the occurrence of elevated layers and the evaporation duct height. With passage of the cold front, the evaporation duct height increased from values that would not affect shipboard sensors to those that would. Survey soundings and refractive analyses and forecast profiles from the Navy Atmospheric Boundary Layer model. In situ measurement revealed significant variability in refractive profiles that were not revealed in the model forecasts.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/highfrequencyana00mart
dc.format.extent89 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.titleHigh frequency analyses of coastal meteorological phenomena affecting refractivityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderDavidson, Kenneth L.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology
dc.subject.authorCoastal meteorologyen_US
dc.subject.authorRefractionen_US
dc.subject.authorDuctingen_US
dc.subject.authorEvaporation ducten_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, 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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