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dc.contributor.advisorNuss, Wendell
dc.contributor.advisorTitley, David W.
dc.contributor.authorMcNitt, Jennifer M.
dc.date16-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T19:33:37Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T19:33:37Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/49344
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractIce storms can cause billions of dollars' worth of damage to energy infrastructure, towers, surrounding trees (that could further damage electrical structures), and transportation, and can cause deaths--either due to exposure to subfreezing temperatures or vehicular accidents. An increase in global temperatures, due to climate change, could affect the frequency, intensity, and geographic location of ice storms. Three known ice storm case studies were chosen to build, test, and adjust an algorithm that could predict freezing precipitation events. Once the algorithm was deemed satisfactory, it was used on four different ice storm seasons to analyze how well it identified and verified significant differences among the seasons. This research suggests that the algorithm could continue to be adjusted for better output and tested over several ice storm seasons. Other present weather parameters could be predicted by building another algorithm, using a similar approach.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/icestormsinchang1094549344
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.titleIce storms in a changing climateen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorologyen_US
dc.subject.authorice stormsen_US
dc.subject.authorclimate changeen_US
dc.subject.authoralgorithmen_US
dc.subject.authormean jet streamen_US
dc.subject.authorclimatologyen_US
dc.subject.authorice storm seasonsen_US
dc.subject.authorverifieden_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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