Accession Number : ADA265406


Title :   Thermodynamic Structure of Subsidence Inversions in the Atlantic Subtropical Anticyclone Regime


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE


Personal Author(s) : Miller, Mark B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265406.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 87


Abstract : Data obtained from the eastern Atlantic Ocean for June 1980-1990 were examined to determine the mean thermodynamic structure of the boundary layer, subsidence inversion layer, and free atmosphere above the subsidence inversion layer along the eastern periphery of the Atlantic subtropical anticyclone. Moist intrusions in the free atmosphere above the subsidence inversion were found to exist in many cases. Differences in the thermodynamic structure were found between soundings with and without the moist layer present above the subsidence inversion. The moist layer itself was discussed and possible sources for the moisture were examined


Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERIC MOTION , *CLIMATE , *SUBTROPICAL REGIONS , *METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA , *ANTICYCLONES , CLOUDS , THERMODYNAMICS , RADIATIVE TRANSFER , CONVECTION(HEAT TRANSFER) , TEMPERATURE INVERSION , CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC) , ATLANTIC OCEAN , MIXING , MOISTURE CONTENT , THESES , BOUNDARY LAYER


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE