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Accession Number ADA574091
Title Ocean Coupling to Topographically-Enhanced Atmospheric Flow.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 6p
Personal Author J. Pullen
Abstract The goal of this project is to understand and predict oceanic and atmospheric processes in coastal areas where winds are topographically steered and strengthened. The proposed work aims to probe details of the interaction of mountainous island terrain with synoptic and intra-seasonal disturbances, and the associated ocean response and feedback. The research questions include: How do intra-seasonal and synoptic disturbances combine to generate spatial/temporal variability of the ocean and atmosphere on small time and space (e.g., operational) scales. How do terrain effects influence local precipitation and wind patterns during atmospheric episodes. How do warm wake waters surrounding islands impact the atmosphere during synoptic and intra-seasonal events. What is the evolution of atmospheric and oceanic boundary layers over the course of atmospheric passages, and what role do wind orientation and terrain play.
Keywords Air water interactions
Atmospheric disturbances
Atmospheric precipitation
Boundary layer flow
Mountainous island terrain

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
48B - Natural Resource Management
Corporate Author Stevens Inst. of Tech., Hoboken, NJ.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Annual rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N00014-10-1-0300

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