Accession Number : ADP006182

Title :   Physical Models for Aerosol in the Marine Mixed Layer,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : De Leeuw, Gerrit ; Davidson, Kenneth L. ; Gatham, Stuart G. ; Noonkester, R. V.

Report Date : SEP 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : A model is presented to calculate the vertical variation of aerosol extinction coefficients throughout the marine atmospheric boundary layer. It is referred to as the Naval Oceanic Vertical Aerosol Model (NOVAM). NOVAM is a combination of empirical and physical models, formulated to describe the often observed non-uniform, but also non-logarithmic, profiles. The physical model is based on the dynamical processes affecting the production, mixing, deposition and size of the aerosol within the marine atmosphere. A status report is presented including a critical evaluation.

Descriptors :   *AEROSOLS, *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTATIONS, MARINE ATMOSPHERES, BOUNDARY LAYER.

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE