Accession Number:

ADA009924

Title:

A Study of the Fluctuations of the Wind Field Over the Tropical Indian Ocean.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

Using radiosonde data from six widely scattered stations in the Indian Ocean, an attempt was made to identify quasi-periodic wind oscillations during the 1973-1974 winter monsoon season. The data were analyzed using spectrum analysis and time cross-section analysis techniques. In general, the results of the power spectra computed show a seven-day peak which seems most significant. A four-five day peak and a thirteen-day peak were also found at some stations. The cross-spectrum analysis shows little correlation of the peaks, indicating uncertainty in the significance of the spectral results.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE