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dc.contributor.advisorShaw, William J.
dc.contributor.authorYetter, Joseph A., Jr.
dc.date1990
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-01T21:16:00Z
dc.date.available2013-08-01T21:16:00Z
dc.date.issued1990-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/34963
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn examination is made of the nature of propagation of sea breeze fronts in central California. From 15 to 30 September, 1987, the LandSea Breeze Experiment (LASBEX) provided a series of meteorological observations including sodar, lidar, rawinsonde, radiosonde and surface observations. Surface observations of opportunity were also available from local marine labs and airports. Using a very simple linear model, the speed and direction of the sea breeze front is investigated. The speed of frontal propagation varied from 1 ms to 3 ms. A correlation between the speed of frontal propagation and estimated surface heat flux is observed. The direction of frontal propagation tends to be up valley. Comparison of the frontal propagation vector with stations in the southern portion of Monterey Bay shows that the front is curved on the mesoscale.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thenatureofpropa1094534963
dc.format.extentix, 67 p.en_US
dc.languageen_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.subject.lcshMeteorologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshAtmospheric modelsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAtmospheric circulation.en_US
dc.titleThe nature of the propagation of sea breeze fronts in Central Californiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderDurkee, Philip A.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOceanography
dc.subject.authorLASBEXen_US
dc.subject.authorLidaren_US
dc.subject.authorSodaren_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorology and Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorology and Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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