Accession Number : AD0727110

Title :   Examples of Surface Interaction Calculations Over the Gulf of Tonkin.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : NAVY WEATHER RESEARCH FACILITY NORFOLK VA

Personal Author(s) : Riehl,Herbert

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Two steady-state situations over the Gulf of Tonkin during winter were selected for a detailed study of air-sea interaction in relation to observed cloudiness. In one case southeasterly winds prevailed, and skies were nearly clear. The cloudy situation was marked by strong outflow from the continent, with very low cloud bases over the whole Gulf of Tonkin. The exchange of sensible and latent heat at the air-sea interface is calculated for these two cases, and deductions are drawn concerning the difference in state of sky utilizing these calculations and synoptic-scale convergence and divergence patterns. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE METEOROLOGY, *TONKIN GULF), (*WEATHER FORECASTING, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), HEAT TRANSFER, INTERACTIONS, CLOUD COVER, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, CEILING, INTERFACES, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, ANOMALIES, TEMPERATURE INVERSION, DEW POINT

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE