Accession Number : AD0753620

Title :   Further Experiments with an Hurricane-Ocean Interaction Model.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Pearson,Nils Alexander Silliman

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : Modifications were made to Corgnati's (1971) steady state, symmetrical hurricane model, which was based on a model proposed by Riehl (1963), and in which bulk aerodynamic transfer formulas were used to predict the air-sea interaction below a specified vortex. The modifications resulted in a more flexible model in which hurricane intensity was controlled by sensible and latent heat fluxes, which were in turn dependent on the ocean surface temperature. A boundary layer model based on similarity theory was then used, to specify air-sea interaction, by replacing the bulk transfer formulas with Cardone's (1969) extension of Blackadar's (1965) two-layer neutral, baroclinic boundary layer model. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TROPICAL CYCLONES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), OCEAN WAVES, SURFACES, TEMPERATURE, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), CORIOLIS EFFECT, HEAT TRANSFER, BOUNDARY LAYER, HUMIDITY, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, CURVE FITTING, GRAPHICS, THESES

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE