Accession Number : AD0778365

Title :   Case Studies of Coastal Convective Storms as Observed by Doppler Radar.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Dec 72-31 Jan 74,

Corporate Author : CALSPAN CORP BUFFALO N Y

Personal Author(s) : Easterbrook,Calvin C. ; Rogers,C. William

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : The life cycles of coastal convective storms are studied utilizing a Doppler weather radar. The cases presented involve storms triggered by the sea breeze front. Horizontal and vertical scanning as well as fixed vertical pointing were utilized to observe the storms. Analyses of the observations suggest that convective storms move with the source of the updraft rather than the environmental wind and that the interaction between the vertically moving air and the environmental flow determines the time history of the storm structure. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Storms, *Coastal regions, *Georgia, Marine meteorology, North Atlantic Ocean, Meteorological radar, Convection(Atmospheric)

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE