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Aircraft Observations of the Marine Boundary Layer Adjustment near Point Arguello, California
Author(s):Parish, Thomas R.; Rahn, David A.; Leon, Dave
Northerly winds set up by synoptic conditions are persistent in the marine boundary layer (MBL) off the California coast from late spring through summer. Wind, pressure, and MBL height are modulated as the low-level flow ...
Airborne Measurements of Coastal Jet Transition around Point Conception, California
Author(s):Rahn, David A.; Parish, Thomas R.; Leon, Dave
Low-level winds along the Californian coast during spring and early summer are typically strong and contained within the cool, well-mixed marine boundary layer (MBL). A temperature inversion separates the MBL from the ...
Airborne Observations of a Catalina Eddy
Author(s):Parish, T. R.; Rahn, David A.; Leon, Dave
Summertime low-level winds over the ocean adjacent to the California coast are typically from the north, roughly parallel to the coastline. Past Point Conception the flow often turns eastward, thereby generating cyclonic ...
Measurement of Cloud Perturbation Pressures Using an Instrumented Aircraft
Author(s):Parish, T. R.; Leon, Dave
Vertical accelerations during the early stages of convective cloud formation are often the result of buoyancy and the perturbation vertical pressure gradient forces. Convection modifies the local pressure field surrounding ...