Accession Number:

ADA273669

Title:

The Numerical Simulation of Marine Boundary Layer Clouds

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY RAPID CITY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The primary objectives of the research are to numerically simulate stratus, stratocumulus, and cumulus clouds in the marine boundary layer. This included the formation, evolution, and dissolution of the clouds and the area covered, then the change from one type convection and the formation of cloud streets could be investigated. Another objective is to increase our understanding of conditions in the marine boundary layer. What determines the vertical profiles of humidity, temperature, and cloud characteristics in space and time What causes the changing depth of the boundary layer What are its interaction with the clouds in and out of the boundary layer A third objective is to compare various numerical models among themselves and with observations. Such comparisons should indicate ways to improve the model and whether practical predictive cloud models for the marine boundary layer can be constructed

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE