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dc.contributor.advisorHarr, Patrick
dc.contributor.advisorMoore, Richard
dc.contributor.authorShinabarger, Adam
dc.dateJun-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-01T16:51:57Z
dc.date.available2013-08-01T16:51:57Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/34745
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractIn February 2004, a significant cold surge from eastern Europe extended southward over the Aegean Sea and as far south as the northern coasts of Egypt and Libya. The system examined in this study caused over 45 cm of snowfall in Souda Bay, Crete, which significantly impacted operations at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay. The extratropical wave associated with the cold surge could be classified as a classic life-cycle 1 wave break. The wave-breaking event is linked to successive cyclogenesis over the western North Atlantic and a significant ridge-building event over the eastern North Atlantic. This case study will examine the role of dynamic processes that include the warm conveyor belts of the midlatitude cyclones and the warm-air advection that led the ridge over the North Atlantic. The significance of the ridge-trough couplet with respect to climatology is examined. Ensemble forecasts are used to examine the predictability of the cold surge event and its dependence on the upstream synoptic scale events.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/dynamicalinfluen1094534745
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 Statesen_US
dc.titleDynamical influence and operational impacts of an extreme mediterranean cold surgeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology And Physical Oceanography
dc.subject.authorExtratropical Cycloneen_US
dc.subject.authorSouda Bayen_US
dc.subject.authorCreteen_US
dc.subject.authorGenoa Lowen_US
dc.subject.authorCold Surgeen_US
dc.subject.authorRossby Wave Breaken_US
dc.subject.authorDynamic Tropopauseen_US
dc.subject.authorPotential Vorticityen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science 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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