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