Accession Number:

ADA229904

Title:

The Structure and Dynamics of Tropical-Midlatitude Interactions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

238.0

Abstract:

The Navy is interested in many aspects of atmospheric and oceanic variability that can no longer be treated as mutually exclusive phenomena. For example, it has become clear that seasonal predictions of oceanic storm activity and cloudiness, as well as seasonal variations in most oceanic circulations, are evolving phenomena that are continually modified by feedbacks between the atmosphere and the ocean. At shorter time scales, the prospect for developing coupled whole-earth prediction systems to provide better real-time fleet support depends critically on our ability to identify and understand the processes that link the atmosphere, developed within the context of the Navys environmental prediction systems, is therefore essential for achieving naval environmental research goals regarding coupled air-sea model development and increased understanding of the role of oceanic processes in the global environment. The objective of the study described in this report is to investigate the influence of tropical ocean thermal anomalies on the general circulation of the atmosphere placing particular emphasis on the impact of these anomalies on the near-term variability of the midlatitude flow. jhd

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE