Accession Number : ADA303233

Title :   Synoptic and Mesoscale Influences on Refraction During SHAREM 110.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Byers, David J.

PDF Url : ADA303233

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : Highly variable refractive conditions over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman are studied during the SHAREM 110. Data collected during SHAREM 110, conducted in February 1995, included the Naval Operational Regional Atmospheric Prediction System (NORAPS), a large data base of upper air profiles, shipboard surface weather observations, and satellite imagery. Four different meteorological regimes occurred; pre-Shamal or Kaus, Shamal, Northeast Monsoon, and a short Shamal event. In addition to discussing the effects of synoptic meteorology on refraction during these periods, topography is also found to be a major factor in influencing refractive variability. The land/sea breeze was also found to be very important in modifying the low level refractive structure, especially in the Gulf of Oman.

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, *ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION, DATA BASES, WEATHER, PERSIAN GULF, THESES, TOPOGRAPHY, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, PROFILES, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, UPPER ATMOSPHERE, OMAN GULF, MONSOONS, SATELLITE PHOTOGRAPHY, SEA BREEZE, SYNOPTIC METEOROLOGY.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE