Accession Number:

ADA626733

Title:

Multispectral Remote Sensing and COAMPS Model Analysis Methods for Marine Cloud Structure, Entrainment Processes and Refractivity Effects

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DESERT RESEARCH INST RENO NV

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Long-Term Goals The priority goal of this research is to advance the utilization of satellite remote sensing methods to validate and implement mesoscale models for improved prediction of marine stratus and boundary layer structure. Objectives High accuracy in 0-30 minute prediction of cloud and inversion structure for the open ocean and coastal regions is required for Navy operations in the vicinity of stratus and fog decks. Knowledge on the probable evolution of cloud cover, cloud vertical profile and microwave refractivity at the top of the marine boundary layer MBL is essential for effective logistical and tactical decision-making. Our research objectives focus on the optimum utilization of parameter fields from the Navys COAMPS Coupled OceanAtmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System with geostationary satellite data for monitoring and predicting the short-term physical characteristics of boundary layer cloud and thermodynamic conditions in the vicinity of cloud top.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE