Accession Number:

ADA156134

Title:

Meteorological Data from the OPTOMA (Ocean Prediction through Observations, Modeling and Analysis) Program OPTOMA II, Leg DII. 30 June - 10 July, 1984.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

The OPTOMA Ocean Prediction Through Observations, Modeling and Analysis Program seeks to understand the mesoscale front, eddies, and jets variability and dynamics of the California Current System and to determine the scientific limits to practical mesoscale ocean forecasting. This report presents the meteorological data acquired by twenty-six radiosondes launched during the hydrographic cruise OPTOMA11, Leg DII 30 June to 10 July, 1984. To compare the prevailing atmospheric and oceanic conditions, the radiosonde potential temperature and specific humidity profiles are plotted with nearly coincident XBT temperature profiles. Also included are 1 time series plots of hourly dry-bulb and wet-bulb temperatures and hourly wind velocities, 2 an AVHRR image, and 3 National Weather Service surface pressure analyses for the cruise period. Keywords Radiosonde data Coastal meteorology AirSea interaction Atmospheric boundary layer Oceanic mixed layer California current system.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE