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dc.contributor.advisorNuss, Wendell A.
dc.contributor.authorRobichaud, Raymond M.
dc.dateMarch 1995
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-13T22:06:20Z
dc.date.available2013-08-13T22:06:20Z
dc.date.issued1995-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/35076
dc.description.abstractA severe mesoscale convective system (MCS) developed in northeast Texas and southern Oklahoma during STORMFEST in 1992. The MCS, associated with a bulging dryline, produced five tornadoes, widespread flash flooding, large hail and damaging winds. An analysis of the root causes of this convective system was conducted using the coarse gridded Global Data Assimilation (GDAS) Final Analysis fields. This analysis is conducted to determine if the atmospheric processes that produce such severe convection are resolveable in coarse gridded data. Bulging dryline convection is associated with upper level jet streaks which are synoptic scale features. This research focusses on the interaction of the jet streak aloft, the dryline and an advancing cold front. Vertical motion associated with upper tropospheric ageostrophic wind accelerations and motion along a cold frontal surface act together in producing severe convection along a bulging dryline. These forces are resolveable in the GDAS fields.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/annalysisofsynop1094535076
dc.format.extent58 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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleAn analysis of the synoptic and mesoscale forcing of the 08/09 March 1992 STORMFEST mesoscale convective systemen_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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