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One-level modeling for diagnosing surface winds over complex terrain. II - Applicability to short-range forecastingThe Alpert and Getenio (1988) modification of the Mass and Dempsey (1985) one-level sigma-surface model was used to study four synoptic events that included two winter cases (a Cyprus low and a Siberian high) and two summer cases. Results of statistical verification showed that the model is not only capable of diagnosing many details of surface mesoscale flow, but might also be useful for various applications which require operative short-range prediction of the diurnal changes of high-resolution surface flow over complex terrain, for example, in locating wildland fires, determining the dispersion of air pollutants, and predicting changes in wind energy or of surface wind for low-level air flights.
Document ID
19890032975
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Alpert, P. (Tel-Aviv Univ. Ramat-Aviv, Tel-Aviv, Israel)
Getenio, B. (Tel-Aviv Univ. Ramat-Aviv, Tel-Aviv, Israel)
Zak-Rosenthal, R. (Tel Aviv University Israel)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: Monthly Weather Review
Volume: 116
ISSN: 0027-0644
Subject Category
METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other