Accession Number : ADA112039

Title :   A Review and Evaluation of Integrated Atmospheric Boundary-Layer Models for Maritime Applications.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Fairall,C W ; Davidson,K L ; Schacher,G E

PDF Url : ADA112039

Report Date : Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : This work is an examination of the state-of-the-art of the two layer, integrated type atmospheric mixed-layer models with emphasis on applications to the marine regime. A linear synoptic scale mixed-layer microphysical scale model structure is suggested for short term (24 hour) forecasts of atmospheric variables with naval applications. Several potential deficiencies in the present knowledge are identified for physical parameterizations (particularly the entrainment rate) and the synoptic scale forcing requirements. It is concluded that these models, though promising, have not been verified for a wide range of atmospheric conditions.

Descriptors :   *Atmosphere models, *Boundary layer, *Marine atmospheres, Air water interactions, State of the art, Weather forecasting, Synoptic meteorology, Short range(Time), Micrometeorology, Scale models, Layers, Mixing, Aerosols, Meteorological data, Optical properties, Turbulence, Naval operations, Computerized simulation, Onboard, Shipboard

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology
      Fluid Mechanics
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE