# Browse Dissertations and Theses - Atmospheric Sciences by Title

• (1980)
The importance of gust fronts in triggering new storm development is widely recognized. A three-dimensional numerical cloud model developed by Klemp and Wilhelmson is used to study the relationship of new convection to ...

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• (2018-07-18)
A deep understanding of the impact of the natural environment on local (< 150 km) infrasound propagation is important, specifically for persistent infrastructure monitoring. Passively sensing the infrasound field provides ...

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• (1998)
The dynamical effects of diabatic heating in Northern Hemisphere winter storm tracks are studied in the context of a nonlinear primitive equation model with vertical and horizontal resolution adequate to capture shallow, ...

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• (2015-12-11)
This study examines the role that buoyancy and vertical wind shear play in modulating the relationship between storm interactions and storm severity. Using an idealized numerical model, 240 supercell interactions are ...

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• (1994)
A coupled ice-ocean model of the Arctic Ocean and adjacent seas is developed in order to study the effects of anomalies of precipitation and river runoff on sea ice. A dynamic-thermodynamic sea ice model is coupled to an ...

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• (2012-09-18)
Lightning in the comma-head region of winter cyclones is a relatively rare phenomenon. The nature of the electric charging in wintertime precipitation bands is unknown. During the ProfiLing Of Winter Storms (PLOWS) project, ...

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• (2012-09-18)
ABSTRACT The Saharan air layer (SAL) is a warm, dry, dusty layer of air that resides over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. While some studies have found that the SAL may indirectly promote tropical cyclone (TC) development, ...

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• (2019-07-24)
Ice microphysical processes have a profound impact on the weather and climate given their ability to change radiative, thermodynamic, and precipitation properties. Their representation in models and remote sensing retrievals, ...

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• (2019-12-11)
Several studies have shown that South America is one of the prime locations for the production of intense hailstorms in the world, with previous research showing South America to be a region of large hail production using ...

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• (2010-01-06)
The distribution of sources and sinks of carbon over the land surface is dominated by changes in land use such as deforestation, reforestation, and agricultural management. Despite, the importance of land-use change in ...

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• (2011-01-14)
This study examines the biases in cloud fraction (CF) derived from satellite instruments that are due to the effect of sensor spatial resolution. In total, 1405 15 m resolution ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission ...

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• (2017-07-17)
Unlike other transportation sectors where pollutant emissions usually occur only near the Earth’s surface, aviation emissions happen primarily at altitudes of 8-12 km above the surface, impacting the upper troposphere and ...

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• (2018-04-18)
Particle scattering models have shown that aggregates and spherical particles occupy distinct regions of the Ku-Ka-W-band Dual-Frequency Ratio (DFR) plane. Furthermore, ground-based observations suggest that particle bulk ...

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• (2018-09-13)
There has been extensive research in the science community to quantify the impact that anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions will have on regional climate change. Earth system models (ESM) have been shown to accurately ...

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• (1989)
The evolution of atmospheric baroclinic waves is investigated by a six-layer forced dissipative quasi-geostrophic $\beta$-plane channel model. In the control run, the model has: (i) a realistic zonal thermal forcing, (ii) ...

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• (2019-04-17)
This dissertation focuses on understanding the complex interaction of air quality and climate change using a suit of global climate chemistry model simulation using Community Earth System Model (CESM). The first phase of ...

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• (2018-11-08)
Listed as one of the Essential Climate Variables by the Global Climate Observing System, the effective radius (Re) of the cloud drop size distribution plays an important role in the energy and water cycles of the Earth ...

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• (2009)
In the second part of this thesis, a comprehensive model of terrestrial nitrogen (N) dynamics is developed and coupled with the geographically explicit terrestrial C cycle model of ISAM. Observations from the Long-term ...

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• (2012-02-06)
Methods of retrieving vertical motions in wintertime cyclones are tested for the 915 MHz profiler, a profiling radar on the University of Alabama-Huntsville Mobile Integrated Profiling System, used during several winter ...

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• (2018-02-19)
This dissertation study tests the hypothesis that the variability of the extratropical atmosphere affects Atlantic tropical cyclone (TC) activity and explores the underlying physical processes. Guided by physical understanding, ...

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