Accession Number : AD0776227

Title :   Estimating Wind Speed Changes at Land/Sea Boundaries,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION RESEARCH FACILITY (NAVY) MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Cormier,Rene V.

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The absence or scarcity of wind speed observations in coastal waters is a persistent problem for meteorologists. Nomographs are presented which are designed to aid the forecaster in describing offshore wind fields on the basis of upwind land station observations. The nomographs are empirically derived from data taken over Lake Erie and Lake Ontario but should have sufficient applicability to most coastal locations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Wind velocity, *Weather forecasting, *Coastal regions, Nomographs, Great Lakes, Air water interactions, Marine meteorology, Sea breeze, Oceans, Stability, Surface temperature, Friction, Boundary layer

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE