Accession Number : ADA181745

Title :   Potential Observing Systems for Tropical Cyclone Motion Studies.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct 86-Sep 87,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Elsberry,Russell L

PDF Url : ADA181745

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : A synopsis is presented of a workshop during April 1987 sponsored jointly by the Hurricane Research Division (HRD) of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Marine Meteorology Section of the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The objective of the workshop was to exchange information and begin documentation of observational systems that can be used in tropical cyclone studies. HRD personnel described the objectives of their annual field program studies and ONR personnel described plans for a field experiment on tropical cyclone motion during 1989 or 1990. Potential observational systems that were presented include: space-based systems; dropwindsondes; airborne radar systems; remotely-sensed surface wind speed systems; rawinsondes; wind profilers; and surface observations with drifting buoys. Recent HRD efforts to objectively analyze observations in the region of hurricanes were also described. Keywords: Tropical meteorology; Meteorological observations.

Descriptors :   *TROPICAL CYCLONES, *ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, *METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, BUOYS, DRIFT, FIELD TESTS, OCEANOGRAPHY, SPACE BASED, MOTION, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, MARINE METEOROLOGY, NAVAL RESEARCH, HURRICANES, SURFACES, OBSERVATION, DROPSONDES, WIND, WORKSHOPS, METEOROLOGY, TROPICAL REGIONS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE