Accession Number:

ADA162306

Title:

Utilization of Satellite-Observed Cloud Patterns to Improve Analyses of Explosive Extratropical Maritime Cyclogenesis.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

On the basis of analysis of satellite imagery, a set of designated cloud patterns is explored to evaluate their potential for improving the forecasts of explosively deepening extratropical cyclones. An analysis of 23 western Atlantic Ocean cases included correlation of infrared satellite imagery with derived pressure diagrams and synoptic data. The study includes 1 quantitative pattern definition, 2 frequency of occurrence statistics and 3 objective evaluations of usage potential. Specific findings include 1 a high number of dual cloud element storms 2 distinct developmental segments in pressure fall rates of the storms 3 varying degrees of reliability for the designated cloud patterns and 4 discussion of the practicability of formulating a storm developmental analog from the designated cloud patterns. Keywords Rapid cyclogenesis Satellite storm observations Cyclone cloud patterns Satellite imagery Thesis.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE