Accession Number : ADA261927


Title :   A Three-Dimensional Study of the Influence of Mountains on a Front


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Li, Shang-Wu


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261927.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 142


Abstract : This study investigates mountain effects on a frontal system in three dimensions. A numerical hydrostatic primitive-equation model is employed. The frontal system is developed in the model from the most unstable Eady wave in a baroclinic state and is then introduced into a new model domain that contains mountain ridges of different sizes, shapes and orientations.


Descriptors :   *MOUNTAINS , *GEOSTROPHIC WIND , *FRONTS(METEOROLOGY) , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , SIZES(DIMENSIONS) , MODELS , DEFORMATION , SHAPE , CONVERGENCE , RIDGES , CYCLONES , HYDROSTATICS , SLOPE , ORIENTATION(DIRECTION) , THESES , TOPOGRAPHY , THREE DIMENSIONAL


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Geography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE