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dc.contributor.advisorDurkee, Philip
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Andrew.
dc.dateMarch 1995
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-31T19:53:58Z
dc.date.available2012-07-31T19:53:58Z
dc.date.issued1995-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/7528
dc.description.abstractThe physical and optical characteristics of 27 shiptracks are analyzed using AVHRR satellite data. Channel 1 (.63um), and channel 3 (3.7um), are utilized to determine the temporal variations in shiptrack albedo and track width. In most cases, shiptracks mirror the trend of albedo changes exhibited by the ambient clouds in which they are formed. Under special circumstances, shiptrack albedo increases when ambient cloud albedo decreases due to cloud thinning. Shiptrack widths show uniformity of growth, with rapid growth rates of 4-6 km/hr in the near-source region, decreasing to 1-2 km/hr in the far field. Maximum width ranges from 10 to 12 kilometers. Predicted growth rates based on a parameterization of the standard deviation of plume concentration correlate well with observed track width values.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/temporaleffectso109457528
dc.format.extent122 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. 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.titleTemporal effects of shiptracks on cloudsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMeteorology and Oceanography
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) author.en_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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