Accession Number : ADA259282
Title : Annual Technical Report for Contract N00014-91-J-4017 (South Dakota School of Mines and Technology)
Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Jul 91-30 Sep 92.
Corporate Author : SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY RAPID CITY INST OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Report Date : 30 Sep 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : The primary objectives of the research are to numerically simulate stratus, stratocumulus, and cumulus clouds in the marine boundary layer. This will include the formation, evolution, and dissolution of the clouds and the area covered by the cloud fields. If a large enough domain can be covered, then the change from one type of cloud to another would be investigated. Also the change from open cell to closed cell type convection and the formation of cloud streets could be investigated. Another objective is to increase our understanding of conditions in the marine boundary layer. What determines the vertical profiles of humidity, temperature, and cloud characteristics in space and time? What causes the changing depth of the boundary layer? What are its interaction with the clouds in and out of the boundary layer? A third objective is to compare various numerical models among themselves and with observations.
Descriptors : *AIR WATER INTERACTIONS , *CUMULUS CLOUDS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , SIMULATION , HUMIDITY , STRATUS CLOUDS , MARINE METEOROLOGY , BOUNDARY LAYER
Subject Categories : Meteorology
Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE