Accession Number:

ADA159432

Title:

Single Station Assessment of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Properties in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The marine environment strongly affects the use of naval weapons and sensor systems. The ducting of electromagnetic energy is one of the most important influences in modern systems. The ability to describe the atmosphere is the first step in producing a realistic forecast. This study shows that in the eastern Mediterranean Sea the observed soundings appear to have a systematic error in the lower sections of the mixed layer. This, coupled with the synoptic scale changes in the atmosphere, causes single station forecasting scheme to fail. The thesis emphasizes two points 1 the need for an accurate description of the atmosphere is paramount to any forecast. 2 the users of any single station forecast must use their knowledge of the models and compare the model results to the other information on hand to determine whether or not the prediction is reliable. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE