Accession Number:

ADA210203

Title:

Horizontal Variability of the Marine Boundary Layer Structure Upwind of San Nicolas Island during FIRE (First ISCCP (International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project) Regional Experiment), 1987

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Jul 1987

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The Naval Ocean Systems Center airborne platform was used to determine the representativeness of island-based measurements to upwind open ocean conditions. Large differences existed in the meteorological profiles between the open ocean conditions and those taken near the island. A higher concentration of surface-based aerosols existed at the island. The vertical optical depths at the island were not significantly affected by this surface- based aerosol layer. Sea surface and cloud top temperatures near the island did not in general represent those observed upwind.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE