Accession Number : AD0675136

Title :   SOME SYNOPTIC EFFECTS OF LONG-WAVE RADIATION FROM CLOUD-TOP,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Danard,Maurice B.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Calculations with a synoptic case study show that long-wave radiative cooling tends to reduce the available potential energy, especially in the upper troposphere. Synoptic-scale precipitation amounts resulting from destabilization of clouds by long-wave cooling are computed. These range up to 1.4 mm in 12 hours. This destabilizing effect may be important in explaining the nocturnal maximum of precipitation over the sea. It may also contribute significantly to cyclone development. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGY, TROPOSPHERE), (*TROPOSPHERE, THERMAL RADIATION), ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, CLOUDS, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), INTEGRALS, THERMODYNAMICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, VELOCITY, TROPICAL CYCLONES, OCEANS, STABILITY, MARINE METEOROLOGY

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE