Accession Number : AD0769687

Title :   The Effect of a CISK (Conditional Instability of the Second Kind) Parameterization Upon a Tropical Wave Growth.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Piwowar,Thomas Michael

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : The linear boundary layer solution (Chang, 1973b), which includes the temporal acceleration, is used for a CISK (Conditional Instability of the Second Kind) parameterization to study tropical lower tropospheric waves. A one-level equation is derived for the top of the boundary layer and is solved numerically for its eigenvalues. Calculations are made for varying boundary-layer depths and vertical heating gradients. Growth rates, periods and eigenfunctions for the lowest meridional modes of synoptic-scale disturbances are analyzed. Results indicate that CISK heating does not prefer any finite wavelength. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Troposphere, Atmospheric motion), (*Storms, Tropical regions), Convection(Atmospheric), Boundary layer, Partial differential equations, Equations of motion, Finite difference theory, Numerical integration, Theses

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE