A doppler sodar case study of top-down convection and convective dissipation of stratus
von Hünerbein, S and Richner, H 2002, 'A doppler sodar case study of top-down convection and convective dissipation of stratus' , Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 19 (8) , pp. 1170-1180.Full text not available from this repository.
Stratus dissipation over the Swiss Plateau has long been a forecasting problem. A case study of stratus structure and development was conducted during the winter of 1997/98. Measurements were performed with the monostatic Doppler sodar of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, to supplement conventional observation methods. A pyranometer, a second sodar, and a sonic anemometer were also intermittently available. Sodar echo patterns and vertical velocity data have been investigated with respect to the inversion height, especially during stratus dissipation. Typical cloud-dissipating processes, such as convection, top-down convection, and advection have been discerned. The results show that sodar measurements can supplement other observation methods in a useful way, especially when the data analysis of echo patterns and high-resolution vertical velocities are combined.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics > QC851-999 Meteorology - Climatology|
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics > QC221-246 Acoustics - Sound
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|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment|
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Acoustics Research Centre
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology|
|Publisher:||American Meteorological Society|
|Depositing User:||H Kenna|
|Date Deposited:||19 Sep 2007 11:52|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 12:29|
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