Accession Number : ADA307962

Title :   Coastal Meteorology Science Plan.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 94-15 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Nuss, Wendell A.

PDF Url : ADA307962

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : During the warm season along the U.S. West Coast, the typical northwesterly wind occasionally reverse to a southerly direction in a narrow zone along the coast. These coastal wind reversals are associated with the rapid return of marine stratus along the coast and have been attributed to the propagation of coastally trapped disturbances up the coast. The scientific issues surrounding the initiation, propagation, and decay of these disturbances are the primary focus of the Coastal Meteorology Accelerated Research Initiative of the Office of Naval Research. This document highlights the key issues and required observations in order to resolve some of the outstanding issues for these disturbances.

Descriptors :   *COASTAL REGIONS, *METEOROLOGY, UNITED STATES, WIND, DIGITAL SIMULATION, STRATUS CLOUDS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE