Accession Number : AD0726628

Title :   Diagnostic Studies of Subsynoptic Atmospheric Structure,

Corporate Author : DREXEL UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Barr,Sumner ; Long,Paul E. ; Miller,Irvin A.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : A fine mesh diagnostic vertical velocity model is presented and compared with cloudiness observed from surface satellite observations in order to document some properties of subsynoptic atmospheric variations. The model proves to be useful as a tool for studies on this scale as indicated by the validation against observed data and independent model prepared by Krishnamurti. Application of the model to a series of case studies reveals some aspects of the interactions between subsynoptic and larger synoptic scale motion systems and their characteristic cloud patterns. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*WEATHER FORECASTING, ATMOSPHERE MODELS), CLOUD COVER, AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS, VELOCITY, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE