UMD AOSC Seminar

The Relationship between Refractivity and Atmospheric Boundary Layer Structure

Dr. Robert E. Marshall

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division

Strong vertical thermodynamic gradients in the atmospheric boundary layer produce non-standard refractivity gradients that significantly impact the performance of radio frequency systems. The four dimensional nature of surface layers, mixing layers, entrainment layers, and internal layers lead to corresponding four dimensional engineering demands on Navy radar and communication systems. This seminar will describe, through measurements and mesoscale numerical weather prediction modeling, the relationship between refractivity and atmospheric boundary layer structures. The resulting engineering impacts will be briefly demonstrated.

March 10, 2011, Thursday

Seminar: 3:30-4:30pm

Computer and Space Sciences (CSS) Building, Auditorium (Room 2400)
Refreshment is served at 3:00pm in the adjoining Atrium

[Contact: Prof. Da-Lin Zhang (Faculty) / Isha Renta (Student) ]
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AOSC 818. Frontiers in Atmosphere, Ocean, Climate, and Synoptic Meteorology Research