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Boundary Layer Structure in Landfalling Tropical Cyclones

Title: Boundary Layer Structure in Landfalling Tropical Cyclones.
Name(s): Maxham, William D., author
Ruscher, Paul, professor directing thesis
Hart, Robert, committee member
Krishnamurti, T. N., committee member
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examines the changes in boundary layer of landfalling tropical cyclones. Several storms which made landfall near surface observation platforms capable of high resolution data storage were examined. These records were subjected to spectral methods to explore the characteristics of the changing boundary layer turbulence. These results were compared to recent observations of boundary layer roll features noted in some landfalling storms. Spectra were also used for determining turbulence dissipation rates in the storms. It was determined that only the highest resolution datasets available with a sampling rate of 5 Hz were adequate to explore the small scale features of the flow and to accurately describe the turbulence dissipation rates.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2653 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Meteorology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2004.
Date of Defense: July 19, 2004.
Keywords: turbulence dissipation rate, turbulence, boundary layer, tropical cyclones, hurricanes
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Paul Ruscher, Professor Directing Thesis; Robert Hart, Committee Member; T. N. Krishnamurti, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Meteorology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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