Accession Number : ADA115769

Title :   Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer and Inversion Forecast Model.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Brower,David Almy

PDF Url : ADA115769

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : A computer code for prediction of the marine atmospheric boundary layer is developed. The code is used to predict changes of the capping inversion height, the strength of the specific humidity and potential temperature 'jumps' at the inversion, the well-mixed relative humidity in the layer and the lifting condensation level for possible cloud/fog formation. The code is based on recently formulated integrated models for the clear or cloudy marine. Planetary boundary layer capped by an inversion. The initialization is based on radiosonde data and, as such, the code was developed to be used with the Integrated Refractive Effects Prediction System (IREPS) assessment Code. It has been extended to be used with any single platform having atmospheric sensing capabilities, radiosonde or dropsonde. IREPS and hence the MABL prediction code are under consideration for inclusion in Tactical Environmental Support System (TESS). (Author)

Descriptors :   *Marine meteorology, *Weather forecasting, Temperature inversion, Marine atmospheres, Boundary layer, Humidity, Atmospheric refraction, Wave propagation, Theses

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE