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dc.contributor.advisorHolt, Teddy R.
dc.contributor.authorWaring, Patrick L.
dc.dateDecember 1994
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:26:55Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:26:55Z
dc.date.issued1994-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42878
dc.description.abstractInfrared satellite images from the TOGA-COARE domain have been objectively processed to reveal the distribution of cloud clusters with temperatures of a given threshold for two 48-h periods (14-15 January and 18-19 January 1993). old cloudiness is examined with a threshold of less than 2O8K and moderately cold cloudiness is examined with a threshold of less than 235K. Cloud cluster sizes are found to have a log-normal distribution. Cluster size ranges for the given temperature thresholds are found to be smaller for 14-15 January than for 18-19 January, and smaller overall than previous climatological studies. Due to synoptic scale variability, the diurnal cycle is more apparent during 18-19 January with deep convection peaking before dawn, and then moderately cold cloud area expanding in the afternoon. Smaller clusters have a smaller diurnal signal than larger clusters. The NPS/NRL mesoscale model demonstrates skill in the forecast of total cloud cover with a model integration of up to 24 hours. The model is found to over forecast cloud cluster size and to show minimal skill in depicting a diurnal signal in convection.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/acasestudyofdiur1094542878
dc.format.extent83 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.titleA case study of diurnal variation of convection and mesoscale modeling during TOGA-COAREen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.subject.authorNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (USN) authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclcocn640653219
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Meteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.namePhysical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysical Oceanographyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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