Accession Number : AD0640216

Title :   SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE OF SANTA ANA WINDS.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : PACIFIC SOUTHWEST FOREST AND RANGE EXPERIMENT STATION BERKELEY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : FOSBERG,Michael A. ; O'Dell,Clyde A. ; Schroeder,Mark J.

Report Date : 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The three-dimensional structure of the Santa Ana was investigated in two case studies. Incorporated into a descriptive model of the Santa Ana were: (a) a bispectral gravity wave flow with a lee trough, produced by conservation of potential vorticity having a wave length of the order of 300 km. and short waves 6 to 10 km. long; (b) intensity of the foehn related to the Montgomery stream function on an isentropic surface in the upper portion of the planetary boundary layer; and (c) foehn islands and foehn surfacing related to the long and short waves, respectively. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WIND, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), METEOROLOGY, FIRE SAFETY, FOREST FIRES, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, CALIFORNIA

Subject Categories : Forestry
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE