Accession Number : ADA268090


Title :   Mesoscale Precipitation Systems in Winter Storms


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Kaster, Mark A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268090.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 117


Abstract : Heavy frozen precipitation produced by complex mesoscale patterns embedded within winter extratropical cyclones (ETCs) adversely affect many areas of the United States each year. The initiation, organization, and movement of these mesoscale precipitation systems (MPSs) within ETCs needs to be studied to more accurately predict these events. This study focuses on developing diagnostic techniques from synoptic scale datasets, which help to isolate those forcing mechanisms responsible for MPS events within larger scale precipitation regimes. Constant pressure and isentropic datasets are used to explore the structure of numerous frozen precipitation events occurring during the 1987-1992 winter seasons


Descriptors :   *ICE FORMATION , *ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION , *CYCLONES , AIR FLOW , WIND , WINTER , CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC) , COLD FRONTS , FRONTS(METEOROLOGY) , CIRCULATION , FREEZING , CASE STUDIES , THESES , ATMOSPHERIC MOTION


Subject Categories : Meteorology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE