Accession Number : ADA325053

Title :   Observations of Mesoscale Convective Systems During Tropical Cyclone Genesis.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Finta, Christopher A.

PDF Url : ADA325053

Report Date : MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : A better understanding of the role mesoscale convective systems (MCS) play in the formation stages of tropical cyclones will increase the ability to predict their occurrence and motion. This thesis employs high-resolution satellite imagery to observe the interaction between MCSs and their environment. Specifically, thirteen cases of tropical disturbances that eventually developed into tropical cyclones are analyzed to determine the role of MCSs in increasing the system organization.

Descriptors :   *TROPICAL CYCLONES, *SATELLITE IMAGERY, OPTICAL DETECTION, THESES, HIGH RESOLUTION, IMAGES.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE