Accession Number:

ADA265406

Title:

Thermodynamic Structure of Subsidence Inversions in the Atlantic Subtropical Anticyclone Regime

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

Data obtained from the eastern Atlantic Ocean for June 1980-1990 were examined to determine the mean thermodynamic structure of the boundary layer, subsidence inversion layer, and free atmosphere above the subsidence inversion layer along the eastern periphery of the Atlantic subtropical anticyclone. Moist intrusions in the free atmosphere above the subsidence inversion were found to exist in many cases. Differences in the thermodynamic structure were found between soundings with and without the moist layer present above the subsidence inversion. The moist layer itself was discussed and possible sources for the moisture were examined

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE