Accession Number : ADA017541

Title :   The Modelling of Monsoon Circulation during Northern Summer.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Bellis,James Richard

Report Date : SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The numerical model formulated by Monaco and Williams (1975), which is essentially similar to the UCLA general circulation model, was used to simulate the northern summer monsoon. The model was truncated to a three-level window model which covers the region, 0 deg - 180 deg E and 18 deg S - 46 deg N only. The zonally asymmetric motions are driven by a specified heating function which resembles the 200 mb seasonal mean divergence field observed by Krishnamurti and Rogers (1970). Major planetary-scale features of the monsoon are reasonally simulated along with development of synoptic scale transient disturbances at upper levels. The results indicate that the present model is suitable for more elaborate studies of the southwest monsoon. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Monsoons, *Atmosphere models, *Atmospheric circulation, Heat transfer, Summer, Asymmetry, Heating, Flow fields, Synoptic meteorology, Global, Atmospheric disturbances, Transients, Altitude, Geographical distribution, Wind direction, Vortices, Troposphere, Atmospheric physics, Weather forecasting, Fluid dynamics, Thermodynamics, Seasonal variations, Tropical regions, Subtropical regions, South Asia, Computerized simulation, FORTRAN, Theses

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE