Accession Number : ADA318793

Title :   The Effect of the Structure of the Coastal Marine Boundary-Layer on the Detection of Ship Tracks.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 93-30 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s) : Rogers, David P.

PDF Url : ADA318793

Report Date : 11 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The goal of this research was to understand the mean cloud-topped boundary layer conditions that favor the persistence of cloud lines associated with ship tracks. The specific objectives of this work were to determine how the diurnal variability of the boundary layer affects the persistence of these tracks; to determine how variations in boundary layer structure associated with various coastal phenomenon affect the development and persistence of ship tracks; and to what extent the variations in ship track scales observed in satellite images can be tied to variations in coherent scales in the boundary layer.

Descriptors :   *SHIPS, *DETECTION, *BOUNDARY LAYER, *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, COASTAL REGIONS, COHERENCE, VARIATIONS, SCALE, IMAGES, DIURNAL VARIATIONS.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE