Accession Number:

ADA610070

Title:

Dependence of Mesoscale Coastal Predictability on Data Assimilation and Distribution of Observations

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The long term goal of this project is to determine the mesoscale atmospheric predictability and how it relates to synoptic scale uncertainty due to sampling and data assimilation of incomplete samples on the larger scale. The objectives of this research are to determine the ability to numerically predict mesoscale coastal structures in a variety of synoptic scale situations and demonstrate for given small scale structures the time ranges under which they might be considered predictable. The answer is probably dependent on the data assimilation system and one objective is to determine this sensitivity.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE