Accession Number : ADA301511
Title : Front-Boundary Layer Models from STORM-FEST Observations.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 93-31 Aug 95,
Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER
Personal Author(s) : Blumen, William
PDF Url : ADA301511
Report Date : 16 OCT 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 14
Abstract : The cold frontal event of 20-21 February 1992 that occurred in a densely instrumented observational domain during the Storm scale Operational and Research Meteorology Fronts Experiment Systems Test (STORM-FEST) was examined. Data were analyzed and the observed event was compared to a theoretical model that contains the basic physical mechanisms of dry and inviscid frontogenesis. The actual frontal evolution above the boundary layer (400-500m) compared well with the model predictions, but not in the boundary layer itself.
Descriptors : *WEATHER FORECASTING, *STORMS, *CYCLOGENESIS, THEORY, WIND, BOUNDARY LAYER, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, PROFILES, FRICTION, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, RETARDATION.
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE