Accession Number : ADA616656


Title :   Aircraft Measurements for Understanding Air-Sea Coupling and Improving Coupled Model Predictions


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF METEOROLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Wang, Qing


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA616656


Report Date : 30 Sep 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : The long-term goal of this project is to understand the coupled air-sea processes and improve physical parameterizations of the coupled model in various large-scale forcing conditions. In FY14, the objectives of our analyses of the WP-3D based LASP measurements are to understand: 1) marine atmospheric boundary layer (MABL) structure and characteristics during the DYANMO/LASP field campaign; 2) influence of convection on MABL structure and the variability of atmospheric boundary layer thermodynamic properties across the DYNAMO domain during the suppressed and active phase of MJO; and 3) variability and distribution of upper ocean properties observed using the expendable probes during different phases of MJO.


Descriptors :   *AIR WATER INTERACTIONS , BOUNDARY LAYER , COUPLING(INTERACTION) , MARINE ATMOSPHERES , PREDICTIONS , THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE