Accession Number : AD0787481

Title :   Mesoscale Feedback from the Ocean to the Atmosphere in Coastal and Oceanic Frontal Regions.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

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

Personal Author(s) : Laevastu,T. ; Hamilton,Glenn D.

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The purpose of the study has been: (a) To investigate the processes involved in the mesoscale feedback process and effects of the feedback on the lower layers of the atmosphere; (b) to investigate the response of surface air to sea-surface properties; (c) to determine the 'range of the coastal influence' and the effects of coastal fronts on the surface layers in the atmosphere; (d) to investigate the possibility of recognizing oceanic frontal effects with routine ship observations; and (e) to look into the accounting of feedback in numerical models.

Descriptors :   *Air water interactions, *Coastal regions, *Ocean surface, Atmospheric disturbances, Thermal diffusion, Mathematical models, Heat transfer, Water vapor, Temperature inversion, Sea states, Gulf Stream, Newfoundland(Province), California, Sea breeze, North Atlantic Ocean

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE