Accession Number : AD0784875

Title :   Mesoscale Modeling, Forecasting and Remote Sensing Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 68-Oct 73,

Corporate Author : DREXEL UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Kreitzberg,Carl W. ; Perkey,Donald J. ; Pinkerton,John E.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 313

Abstract : Results of a five-year project on light beam and laser (Raman scattering) remote sensing, cyclonic scale diagnostic studies and mesoscale numerical modeling and forecasting are summarized. Mechanisms involved in the release of potential instability are discussed and simulated quantitatively, giving particular attention to the convective formulation. The basic mesoscale model is documented including the equations, boundary condition, finite differences and initialization through an idealized frontal zone. Results of tests including a three dimensional test with real data, tests of convective/mesoscale interaction and tests with a detailed mesoscale boundary layer formulation are presented.

Descriptors :   *Weather forecasting, *Meteorological satellites, Mathematical models, Convection(Atmospheric), Boundary layer, Cyclones, Instability, Hydrostatics, Raman spectroscopy

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE