Mesoscale Modeling, Forecasting and Remote Sensing Research.
Final rept. Oct 68-Oct 73,
DREXEL UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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Results of a five-year project on light beam and laser Raman scattering remote sensing, cyclonic scale diagnostic studies and mesoscale numerical modeling and forecasting are summarized. Mechanisms involved in the release of potential instability are discussed and simulated quantitatively, giving particular attention to the convective formulation. The basic mesoscale model is documented including the equations, boundary condition, finite differences and initialization through an idealized frontal zone. Results of tests including a three dimensional test with real data, tests of convectivemesoscale interaction and tests with a detailed mesoscale boundary layer formulation are presented.