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dc.contributor.authorMalkus, Joanne Starr  Concept link
dc.coverage.spatialPuerto Rico
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-12T14:35:39Z
dc.date.available2012-10-12T14:35:39Z
dc.date.issued1957-01
dc.identifier.citationMalkus, J. S. (1957). On the structure of the trade wind moist layer. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. https://doi.org/10.1575/1912/5443
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/5443
dc.descriptionOriginally issued as Reference No. 57-9, series later renamed WHOI-.en_US
dc.description.abstractComparison of the lower trade-wind air under conditions of strong versus weak circulation is continued, Moisture and thermal structure and transports from the top of the mixed layer up to the trade-wind inversion are investigated. Much less difference is found at those levels between weak and strong circulation period than was found in the lowest or mixed layer. It is shown that the development of trade cumulus convection is dependent primarily upon conditions below cloud while for immense cumulonimbus build-ups convergence in the large-scale flow appears to be necessary. A physical model of the moist layer is constructed which describes the interaction of cloud populations with their surroundings, It shows how the cloud groups, though they average level-for-level both virtually and potentially colder than the clear, are thermally direct circulations providing heat and moisture to the trade. The model is built up from numerical calculations based primarily upon the aircraft soundings made in the undisturbed trade near Puerto Rico in April 1946 and March - April, 1953.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-57-9en_US
dc.subjectCloudsen_US
dc.subjectCumulusen_US
dc.subjectTrade windsen_US
dc.subjectAeronautics in oceanographyen_US
dc.titleOn the structure of the trade wind moist layeren_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/5443


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