Accession Number : ADA132187

Title :   The Operational Meteorology of Convective Weather. Volume 1. Operational Mesoanalysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WEATHER SERVICE SCOTT AFB IL

Personal Author(s) : Doswell,Charles A , III

PDF Url : ADA132187

Report Date : Nov 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 172

Abstract : This technical note addresses operational mesoanalysis associated with convective weather. It discusses physical interpretations of the dynamics which govern the atmosphere and, in particular, convection. The technical note describes upper air data analysis with emphasis on vertical motion, thermodynamic and kinematic considerations and soundings; surface data analysis including topics on discontinuities, boundaries, pressure and thermal analysis, and terrain features. Also discussed are objective analysis tools and interpretation of numerical guidance. The technical note emphasizes the fact that mesoanalysis must be based upon physical rather than tie analysis process to particular weather charts and develop a set of parameters, the concept of integrating all available analysis tools into a physically consistent picture in heavily stressed.

Descriptors :   *Meteorology, *Weather, *Forecasting, Thermodynamics, Kinematics, Discontinuities, Pressure

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE