Publication Date

1982

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Petersen, Ralph Allen

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Geography

LCSH

Cyclones

Abstract

Although it is known that latent heating within a cyclone can play a key role in the necessary redistribution of mass, little is understood of the exact nature of the time and space variability of diabatic processes. The purpose of this research was to obtain detailed information on the mechanisms of mass redistribution using a moving budget volume to isolate the processes which directly influence cyclone development and maintenance and using isentropic coordinates to separate atmospheric flow into adiabatic and diabatic components. Calculations of the mass budgets for both total and partial cyclonic volumes reflect the effect of spatial variations of latent heat release. Latent heat release, and the resulting diabatic mass transport, appear to effect the movement and growth of the cyclone.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations and maps.

Extent

viii, 57 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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