Coastal Meteorology

Compared to other subdisciplines in meteorology, many areas of coastal
meteorology lack focus and activity. This is reflected in the general dearth of
basic research related to coastal meteorology. An illustration of this point can be

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309046874

Category: Science

Page: 112

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Almost half the U.S. population lives along the coast. In another 20 years this population is expected to more than double in size. The unique weather and climate of the coastal zone, circulating pollutants, altering storms, changing temperature, and moving coastal currents affect air pollution and disaster preparedness, ocean pollution, and safeguarding near-shore ecosystems. Activities in commerce, industry, transportation, freshwater supply, safety, recreation, and national defense also are affected. The research community engaged in studies of coastal meteorology in recent years has made significant advancements in describing and prediciting atmospheric properties along coasts. Coastal Meteorology reviews this progess and recommends research that would increase the value and application of what is known today.

Coastal Meteorology

1.5 Scope of Coastal Meteorology Since meteorology is the study dealing with
the phenomena of the atmosphere, coastal meteorology may be defined as that
part of meteorology that deals mainly with the study of atmospheric phenomena ...

Author: Shih-Ang Hsu

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080502156

Category: Science

Page: 260

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Coastal meteorology is an integral part of the total system approach to understanding coastal environments. This book provides information for students who are not necessarily majoring in meteorology or atmospheric sciences but who nonetheless have need of such knowledge. Scientists, engineers, and coastal planners will also find this book a useful resource for familiarizing themselves with meteorological information.

Coastal Weather Guide for Southern California Mexico

1965 Glossary of Meteorology , American Meteorological Society , Boston , Ma .
1986 Gross , M. Grant , Oceanography , Englewood Cliffs , N.J. Prentice - Hall ,
Inc. 1977 Hsu , S.A. Coastal Meteorology , San Diego , Ca. Academic Press , Inc.

Author: Jeff Markell

Publisher: ProStar Publications

ISBN: 9781577850175

Category: Travel

Page: 144

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Coastal Weather Guide for Southern California and Western Mexico explains in great detail all the necessary information the boater needs to successfully return to his/her homeport safely. The book is broken down into ten chapters and includes: Mariner's source for weather information, Weather and Climate and the divisions between the various coasts, the Atmosphere and Weather Systems, outside influences on Southern California Costal Weather and by Seasons. This book explains the El Nino/Southern Oscillation and the local effects on Southern California weather: the last four chapters include Mexico, the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, and the various weather patterns in the area.

Environmental Science in the Coastal Zone

Under the auspices of The National Academy of Sciences, the Panel on Coastal
Meteorology has just completed a study of the state of the science of coastal
meteorology. This presentation will cover the highlights of the study by
concentrating ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309049806

Category: Nature

Page: 184

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This book assesses the dimensions of our scientific knowledge as it applies to environmental problems in the coastal zone. The volume contains 10 papers that cover different aspects of science, management, and public policy concerning the coastal zone. A consensus is presented on several key issues confronting science for developing a more holistic approach in managing this region's intense human activities and important natural resources.

Air Quality Meteorology and Atmospheric Ozone

always present, and meteorological conditions over water are usually different
from those over land. Many power plants, industrial complexes, nuclear reactors,
and other potentially polluting installations are located in coastal zones because

Author: A. L. Morris

Publisher: ASTM International


Category: Air

Page: 636

View: 484

Second Conference on Coastal Meteorology of the American Meteorological Society January 30 February 1 1980 Los Angeles Calif

American Meteorological Society. ATMOSPHERIC DATA REQUIREMENTS IN
COASTAL ZONES * Kenneth H. Jehnt Atmospheric Science Group The
University of Texas at Austin Austin , TX 78712 ENVIRONMENTAL

Author: American Meteorological Society



Category: Coasts

Page: 307

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Third Conference on Meteorology of the Coastal Zone January 9 13 1984 Miami Fla

Coastal Meteorology , American Meteorological Society , Boston , 176-180 .
Merceret , F. J. and H. W. Davis , 1981 : The determination of navigational and
meteorological variables measured by NOAA / RFC WP3D aircraft . NOAA Tech .




Category: Coastal zone management

Page: 206

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Meteorology Today

Hence, the headlands FIGURE 1 Along an irregular coastline, advection fog is
more likely to form at the headland (the ... of the day, a typical summertime
weather forecast for coastal areas would read, “Fog and low cloudiness along the
coast, ...

Author: C. Donald Ahrens

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480627

Category: Science

Page: 656

View: 629

METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition combines market-leading content in weather, climate, and earth science with the interactive learning experience you expect from Cengage Learning. Grounded in the scientific method, this student-friendly and highly visual text shows you how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as a budding scientist, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements, such as wind, precipitation, condensation, masses and fronts, and the seasons. Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention, and include analysis of Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, and recent findings from the US National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition is a dynamic learning tool packed with self-testing features such as end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems, live animations, web links, and more. Whether you choose a bound book or interactive eBook, METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition takes your learning to atmospheric heights! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mountain Meteorology

The northern and central Appalachians experience clear , bitterly cold weather
during these outbreaks . To the east of the Appalachians , winter storms often
track northward along the Atlantic coastline . Strong , moist , easterly flows
generated ...

Author: C. David Whiteman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198030447

Category: Science

Page: 376

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Mountain Meteorology: Fundamentals and Applications offers first an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of mountain meteorology, then goes on to discuss their application in natural resources management. It includes over two hundred beautiful, full-color photographs, figures, and diagrams, as well as observable indicators of atmospheric processes--such as winds, temperature, and clouds--to facilitate the recognition of weather systems and events for a variety of readers. It is ideal for those who spend time in or near mountains and whose daily activities are affected by weather. As a comprehensive work filled with diverse examples and colorful illustrations, it is essential for professionals, scholars, and students of meteorology.

Environmental Oceanography

9 Coastal Meteorology I believe that the nature and distribution of life on our
planet depends just as much on the value of Aly as on the magnitude of the Solar
Constant and other prestigious parameters of geophysics . The study of natural ...

Author: Tom Beer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849384257

Category: Science

Page: 402

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The second edition of Environmental Oceanography is the first textbook to link the needs of the coastal oceanographer and the environmental practitioner. The ever-increasing human impact on the environment, and particularly on the coastal zone, has led governments to carefully examine the environmental implications of development proposals. This book provides the background needed to undertake coastal oceanographic investigations and sets them in context by incorporating case studies and sample problems based on the author's experience as an environmental consultant.

Reeds Maritime Meteorology

for ocean areas or coastal waters, includes warnings of gales (Force 8 and above
) and storms (Force 10 and above) when either of these is anticipated. In tropical
areas, during the cyclonic storm season, special steps are taken to give very ...

Author: Maurice Cornish

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472902653

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1

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Reeds Maritime Meteorology is written primarily for serving and trainee deck officers, those studying for certificates of competency in merchant ships and for fishermen. It provides descriptions of the elements and forces which contribute to maritime meteorology and the principles which govern them, and deals specifically with: weather forecasting at sea and the use of fax, navtex and saltellite technology ocean currents and swell tropical revolving storms the development and distribution of sea ice weather routeing passage planning the management and care of cargo in heavy weather There is an extensive glossary, revision questions at the end of each chapter, and a fold-out chart of ocean currents as well as numerous explanatory photos and diagrams. For this revised edition, the content and website addresses have been updated. 'Commended to anyone who requires a clear and authoritative introduction to the subject' Marine Engineers Review 'A splendid volume...a comprehensive and serious weather book' The Seafarer

First International Conference on Meteorology and Air Sea Interaction of the Coastal Zone May 10 14 1982 The Hague Netherlands

The wind speed pattern shows a " tongue " of high wind speed extending out
Southwest from the Coast . The sea surface temperature is coldest in the same
general region where the wind speed is highest . The diurnal variation of the
wind ...




Category: Coastal zone management

Page: 404

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Ocean Weather Forecasting

A burgeoning network of coastal ocean observatories is expanding our ability to
study these processes by simultaneously observing coastal ocean physics,
meteorology, geochemistry and ecology at resolutions suited to quantitative ...

Author: Eric P. Chassignet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402039812

Category: Science

Page: 577

View: 751

This volume covers a wide range of topics and summarizes our present knowledge in ocean modeling, ocean observing systems, and data assimilation. The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) provides a framework for these efforts: a global system of observations, communications, modeling, and assimilation that will deliver regular, comprehensive information on the state of the oceans, engendering wide utility and availability for maximum benefit to the community.

Advances in Tropical Meteorology

Meteorology and National Development : Proceedings of the National
Symposium TROPMET-93 Organised by the Indian ... However , it was reported
an extensive damage in the coastal districts of Tamilnadu and Kerala after it
crossed the ...

Author: Rattan K. Datta

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788170225324

Category: India

Page: 470

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It is a well known fact that with the existing level of available technology, India can easily double its agricultural production and productivity. However, what is preventing us from achieving the above production level is the lack of an efficient administrative organisation which can take the benefits of technological advances to the door steps of farmers. It is clear that the most important issue to be tackled with regard to agricultural development in India in the coming years is not the fabrication of new technologies but development of efficient organisations which will transfer the available technologies into production accomplishments. Thus there is a need for scientific study of organisations dealing with agricultural development. There are very few investigations on functioning of agricultural administration .The present study has been undertaken to analyse the structure, processes and functioning of agricultural administration of agriculturally developed and less developed states. Does the agricultural administration of developed state significantly differ from that of less developed state significantly differ from that of less developed state? If yes, in what dimensions? The present study provides answer to this question. The book, divided into eleven chapters, gives a comparative account of different organisational aspects of department of agriculture in a developed and a less developed states. The items discussed include organisational context, structure, processes, personnel policies, and effectiveness.

Windows on Meteorology

g Figure 23.2. The number of east coast cyclones which occurred in each year
from 1 958 to 1 99 I .The three-year running average of deviations from the mean
is also shown. [Diagram from L.C.. Hopkins and G.J. Holland.] numbers every few

Author: EK Webb


ISBN: 064310304X

Category: Science

Page: 342

View: 935

Windows on Meteorology: Australian Perspective answers a host of questions about Australia's weather and climate, and explains the underlying causes of floods, droughts and cyclones. Vivid accounts of dust storms and the mysteries of the 'morning glory' cloud lines are revealed.The book highlights the perception in Aboriginal culture of the connection between seasons and natural cycles, through aspects of Aboriginal mythology and language, and contains a unique Aboriginal seasonal calendar. The influence of climate on Australia's wildlife is illustrated with fascinating accounts of the evolution of burrowing frogs, shrimps and desert kangaroos. A history of Australian meteorology from early European settlement onwards, covers subjects such as a nineteenth century view of the links between climate and health, the development of instruments, cloud physics research and the Southern Oscillation connection. The final chapters bring the reader up to date with the most recent technical developments in research and applications such as satellite remote sensing, radar and fast response instruments.

Review of the U S CLIVAR Project Office

David Karoly (chair) is Williams Chair Professor of Meteorology at the University
of Oklahoma. ... NASA's Polar Geophysical Data Sets and BASC's Panel on
Coastal Meteorology, and is currently a member of the Climate Research

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309095018

Category: Science

Page: 48

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A growing appreciation for how variations in climate affect society and the environment has increased the demand for fast and accurate predictions of climate variability. The Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) program, established internationally in 1995 and expanded to include a U.S. component in 1998, focuses on improving understanding and skill in predicting climate variability on seasonal to centennial time scales. This report evaluates the performance of the U.S. CLIVAR Project Office (PO) in fulfilling its charge from supporting agencies. The report concludes that the project office is vital for coordinating US CLIVAR activities and is effective despite limited resources. It also provides suggestions for enhancing the communications from and visibility of US CLIVAR activities and for developing strategic directions for the future.

A Geospatial Framework for the Coastal Zone

National Needs for Coastal Mapping and Charting National Research Council,
Division on Earth and Life Studies, Ocean ... Rear Admiral Kenneth Barbor
earned his M.S. in meteorology and oceanography at the Naval Postgraduate

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309166317

Category: Science

Page: 165

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The coastal zone is of enormous importance to the well-being of the nation, as our lives and economy are inextricably linked to the features and activities that occur within this dynamic region. In order to understand and address the effects of natural and anthropogenic forces in the coastal zone, a holistic multidisciplinary framework is required to account for the interconnectivity of processes within the system. The foundation of this framework is accurate geospatial informationâ€"information that is depicted on maps and charts. A Geospatial Framework for the Coastal Zone National Needs identifies and suggests mechanisms for addressing national needs for spatial information in the coastal zone. It identifies high priority needs, evaluates the potential for meeting those needs based on the current level of effort, and suggests steps to increase collaboration and ensure that the nation’s need for spatial information in the coastal zone is met in an efficient and timely manner.

Environmental Information for Naval Warfare

He was a member of the Ocean Studies Board and served on several NRC
committees, including the Marine Meteorology Study Panel, the Panel on Coastal
Meteorology, and the Panel on the NOAA Coastal Ocean Program. Eileen E.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309168430

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 217

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Accurate and timely environmental information can provide a tactical advantage to U.S. naval forces during warfare. This report analyzes the current environmental information system used by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and recommends ways to address uncertainty and leverage network-centric operating principles to enhance the value of environmental information.

Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts

Quayle , Robert G. and Pettin , Thomas J. , Have improved weather services
resulted in fewer vessel casualties in the coastal zone ?, p . 79–82 . Hasling , Jill
F. and Freeman , John C. , Sun spots as a predictor of landfall of hurricanes on
the ...




Category: Cosmic physics


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Coastal Ocean Prediction

Author: Christopher N. K. Mooers

Publisher: American Geophysical Union


Category: Science

Page: 523

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Volume 56. Coastal Ocean Prediction is being published during a period when operational coastal ocean prediction systems are emerging in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. Some of these systems are linked to activities of the Global Ocean Observing System, sponsored by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, World Meteorological Organization, United Nations Environmental Program, and the International Council of Scientific Unions. The Global Ocean Observing System is itself an emergent program of model?]based operational (i.e., continual and governmentally sanctioned) monitoring with coastal ocean, as well as fully global, components.