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dc.contributor.advisorHirschberg, Paul A.
dc.contributor.advisorWash, Carlyle H.
dc.contributor.authorMickelinc, Mark W.
dc.dateDecember 1995
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-29T22:49:58Z
dc.date.available2013-04-29T22:49:58Z
dc.date.issued1995-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/31346
dc.description.abstractA statistical study of satellite derived channel 3 Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) brightness-temperatures and conventionally derived fields by Parke (1994) showed that the MSU can be used to locate baroclinic waves. Most significantly, Parke found high negative average correlations between the synoptic scale MSU and midlevel height patterns in accordance with theory. However, there were instances in his six month sample where the correlations were not as expected. In this thesis, three reasons for these unexpected correlations are investigated. One reason is the inclusion of erroneous data. Another is the statistical method. In particular, the Errico (1985) method of scale separation is found to not remove all unwanted wavelength signals in the data. Moreover, the Eulerian based statistics produce misleading results at times. Results from an example implementation of a simple semi-Lagrangian approach suggests that such a method might produce more reasonable correlations. Thirdly, synoptic regime appears to be a factor. Classifying synoptic regimes with a thermal wind zonal index shows some utility in identifying patterns that are associated with expected correlations. Finally, two case studies are presented that demonstrate the usefulness of MSU data in conjunction with conventional data in individual forecasting situations.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/synopticpplicati1094531346
dc.format.extent69 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.titleSynoptic applications of NOAA microwave sounding dataen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology and Physical Oceanography
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_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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