Accession Number : ADA182195

Title :   Analysis and Prediction of Mid-Latitude Mesoscale Convection Precipitation Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Feb 83-30 Sep 86,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Carlson,T. N. ; Fritsch,J. M. ; Warner,T. T.

Report Date : 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : This research focused on diagnostic and modeling studies of mesoscale processes associated with severe weather events. The work can be grouped into the following four areas: (1) Studies of the influence of surface forcing on convective storms; (2) Analysis and initialization of three-dimensional models; (3) Studies of the effects of elevated mixed layers on convective storms; and (4) General studies of the physical processes involved in the development and maintenance of mesoscale systems. The results are described in detail in 16 scientific journal publications. Keywords: Atmosphere models; Atmospheric precipitation; Weather forecasting.

Descriptors :   *STORMS, *WEATHER FORECASTING, *ATMOSPHERE MODELS, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), MODELS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, THUNDERSTORMS, GEOPOTENTIAL

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE