Marine Boundary Layer Processes in the Littoral Zone
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA
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The long-range goal of this project is to understand and interpret atmospheric structures in the littoral zone to improve the prediction of boundary layer processes on scales of 1 km to 100 km. This region of the atmosphere is complex, influenced by the competing effects of topography and differential heating. Large spatial and temporal variations in many fields are expected, but poorly predicted. The processes that control the distribution of aerosols, the formation, evolution and dissipation of clouds and fog, the variability of the wind field and thermodynamic structure of the atmosphere in the littoral zone need to be understood.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Fluid Mechanics