Accession Number:

ADA159456

Title:

Interaction of Fronts with Topography.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

96.0

Abstract:

This study examines the formation of a front over a mountain due to a pre-existing deformation field. The dependent variables are assumed to be independent of x. The hydrostatic Boussinesq equations are used with no diffusion of heat or momentum. A modified coordinate system similar to Phillips sigma system is used. The model is bounded at the top by a rigid plane and periodic boundary conditions are used in the horizontal. The solutions show the formation of a front within a finite period of time that tilts toward the cold air. The frontogenesis experiments with a mountain of wavelength 3600 km showed negligible topographic effects. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE