Accession Number : ADA196678

Title :   A Climatology of Air Parcel Trajectories into Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Seabaugh, Steven S.

Report Date : 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : Within this thesis, a climatology of air parcel trajectories into Mt. Mitchell has been developed. Further, a high ozone episode during 1986 at Mt. Mitchell has been examined to try to determine the cause of the high ozone values and whether or not ozone transport had any bearing on the case. The climatology was developed in four parts. First, a determination of whether corrections made to the data, due to the omission of those trajectories which encountered high vertical wind shear, affected the results. Second, a climatology of trajectories was built. Third, a climatological summary of those trajectories associated with high ozone was developed. And finally, a set of conditional probability maps for ozone was presented. The case study was undertaken to examine the meteorological conditions surrounding a high ozone event which occurred on 4-8 July 1986. An effort was made to try to determine the cause of the high ozone levels which were measured at Mt. Mitchell at that time. One particular item of interest was whether or not ozone transport had occurred. The results indicated no evidence of direct ozone transport, but rather that local photochemical generation of ozone and/or ozone precursor chemical transport were the prime causes of the locally measured ozone increase. Theses. (fr)

Descriptors :   *OZONE, *AIR FLOW, *WIND, CLIMATOLOGY, METEOROLOGY, NORTH CAROLINA, PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS, PRECURSORS, PROBABILITY, THESES, TRAJECTORIES, TRANSPORT, TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, VERTICAL ORIENTATION, WIND SHEAR, MOUNTAINS, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE