Accession Number : AD0743086

Title :   Specification of Marine Surface Boundary Layer Parameters

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : McConathy, Jr, Donald R

PDF Url : AD0743086

Report Date : Mar 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : Specification of parameters defining the mean, as well as the turbulent properties, of the over water surface layer is examined. A baroclinic boundary layer model is considered using Cardone's modifications for the marine environment. Data fields of pressure and temperature were selected as input, and original ship observations were utilized to verify the predicted surface parameters. The effects of stability changes, isobaric curvature, thermal wind, and the value of the von Karman constant in the model were examined with results shown.

Descriptors :   *MARINE METEOROLOGY, *TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, CORIOLIS EFFECT, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PACIFIC OCEAN, PRESSURE, SURFACE PROPERTIES, THERMAL PROPERTIES, THESES, WIND

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE