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dc.contributor.authorMalkus, Joanne Starr  Concept link
dc.coverage.spatialPuerto Rico
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-11T15:38:32Z
dc.date.available2012-10-11T15:38:32Z
dc.date.issued1956-08
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/5433
dc.descriptionOriginally issued as Reference No. 56-52, series later renamed WHOI-.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe moisture and temperature structure of the trade-wind mixed layer are compared under conditions of strong versus weak trade. The data used are two series of aircraft psychrograph soundings made over the ocean near Puerto Rico in early spring. The first in conditions of strong undisturbed trade and high zonal index (April 10 - 28, 1946) and the second under conditions of weak rather disturbed trade and low zonal index (March 18 - April 7, 1953). The weak trade soundings show a less homogeneous moisture distribution and a less stable temperature lapse rate. Considerable variation in structure of the lowest air accompanies changes in the trade regime which may give rise to significant fluctuations in energy input at the source region for atmospheric circulations. The importance of wind stirring in the upward transfer of moisture is indicated, which may affect the formation of trade cumulus clouds. Further studies investigating the relation between air and ocean structure at their boundary are suggested by the evidence herein, which may relate to the formation of tropical storms.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOffice of Naval Research Under Contract Nonr 1721(00)(NR,082 -021)en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWoods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Technical Reportsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI-56-52en_US
dc.subjectCloudsen_US
dc.subjectCumulusen_US
dc.subjectTrade windsen_US
dc.subjectAeronautics in oceanographyen_US
dc.titleOn the structure of trade-wind air below clouden_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/5433


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