Front-Boundary Layer Models from STORM-FEST Observations.
Final rept. 1 Jun 93-31 Aug 95,
COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER
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The cold frontal event of 20-21 February 1992 that occurred in a densely instrumented observational domain during the Storm scale Operational and Research Meteorology Fronts Experiment Systems Test STORM-FEST was examined. Data were analyzed and the observed event was compared to a theoretical model that contains the basic physical mechanisms of dry and inviscid frontogenesis. The actual frontal evolution above the boundary layer 400-500m compared well with the model predictions, but not in the boundary layer itself.