Accession Number : AD0751638

Title :   Numerical Simulation of the Generation of Gravity Waves in a Frontal Zone.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Given,Robert Ole

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The generation of gravity waves in a frontal zone is investigated with a numerical model. The solutions show that gravity waves can be generated in a frontal zone by the application of heating function which varies sinusoidaly with time, and that such waves propagate both ahead of and behind the frontal zone. The amplitude of the waves are directly proportional to the magnitude of the forcing function and to the period of sinusoidal oscillation. Even with large heating rates, no hydraulic jumps are formed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MICROBAROMETRIC WAVES, AIR MASS ANALYSIS), ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, SIMULATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE