Accession Number:

ADA629631

Title:

The Interaction Between Propagating Disturbances and Supercritical Marine Layers on the West Coast of the United States

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA CENTER FOR COASTAL STUDIES

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

In the future, we hope to expand our investigations into the dynamics and clouds of the marine layer. We wish to investigate the relationship between the large scale, upper atmospheric forcing and the marine boundary layer response and the formation of low clouds and fog. The major objective is to develop a description of the summer marine boundary layer along the west coast. The data captured, and the description will be used to investigate coastally trapped waves in the marine layer, the nature of turbulence, the roll of gravity waves in the near shore, and the extent of supercriticallity in the marine layer.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE