Observations of south Alaskan coastal winds

by R. M Reynolds

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Research Laboratories in [Boulder, Colo.?]

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  • Winds -- Alaska -- Measurement,
  • Ocean-atmosphere interaction

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StatementR.M. Reynolds, S.A. Macklin, T.R. Hiester
SeriesNOAA technical memorandum ERL PMEL -- 31
ContributionsMacklin, S. A, Hiester, T. R, Environmental Research Laboratories (U.S.), Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 49 p. :
Number of Pages49
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Open LibraryOL13605622M

Alaska Climate Data - Wind. For the first order observing stations, detailed wind speed and direction data are available. These analyses are based on hourly observations for the period - Data are also available for Barter Island for the period - WEATHER OBSERVATIONS and TIDES. Latest 3 hr Coastal Observation (NOAA) Summary of buoy readings and local wind readings for Northern and Central CA as read on NOAA Weather Radio (includes Pillar Point). Fort Funston Wind Report Realtime wind speed, direction and temp on the cliff between Ocean Beach and Pacifica Pier (San Francisco). Updates. The Alaskan coastline bordering the Gulf of Alaska has steep coastal topography, as well as a variety of bays, straits, and sounds. The low-level flow frequently accelerates down the pressure gradient along the coast and out of coastal gaps to form complex three-dimensional coastal jets, which can be dangerous to the aviation and shipping industries. Similar super-geostrophic winds have been observed at coastal stations along Alaska (Businger and Walter, ; Reynolds, ). What is not known for these cases is how the storm system itself is modified by the presence of a coastline and orography. This interaction of storms and orography to produce coastal jets is a major area for research.

The previous assessment included data for two time periods, circas and circas. The update includes data from two additional time periods, circas and circas. The updated assessment confirms that Alaska’s north coast is dominantly erosional, with 84 percent showing shoreline retreat over the long term (s–s) and 77 percent over the short term.   At the moment, the storm is producing screaming 50 to 70 mph winds along the entire west coast of Alaska (according to a coastal flood warning posted by .   “These observations will provide an opportunity to closely study the role of coastal sea ice in dissipating wind-generated waves in the Arctic Ocean,” said co-principal investigator Nirnimesh Kumar, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering. “The ongoing reduction in seasonal ice cover in the Arctic Ocean may cause. Coastal upwelling along the central-northern coast of Chile is intensified around a few large headlands, such as Punta Lengua de Vaca (30° S) and Punta Curaumilla (33° S), and is driven by south-southwesterly winds events during austral spring and summer.

Coastal winds in autumn and early winter are generally southeast, then shift to south-southwestby late winter. Figure 3 shows representative surface wind stress vectors for June and December (Nelson, ). These wind stress fields are based on historical surface marine wind observations and illustrate the seasonal variability of the coastal. Alaska - Alaska - Climate: Alaska is known for its variable climate, which is influenced by ocean currents. The western coasts are bathed by the Alaska Current, which carries relatively warm Pacific waters northward and westward along the southern Aleutian Islands. Those warm oceanic waters enter the Bering Sea and then flow eastward along the northern coast of the Aleutians. during the Coastal Observations and Simulations with Topography experiment. This section of coastline constitutes a steep, approximately two-dimensional north–south-oriented orographic barrier. The front exhibited a northeast–southwest orientation and thus intersected the axis of high terrain at an acute angle. The along-. Email this Article Chinook winds.

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Observations of south Alaskan coastal winds Author: R M Reynolds ; S A Macklin ; T R Hiester ; Environmental Research Laboratories (U.S.) ; Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (U.S.). Observations of South Alaskan Coastal Winds by R. Reynolds, S. Macklin, and T. Hiester1 Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory Seattle, Washington lBatelle Laboratory Richland, Washington ABSTRACT.

Two main groups of offshore katabatic flow, fall winds and gravity winds, are defined and discussed. Climatological. Buy Observations of south Alaskan coastal winds (NOAA technical memorandum ERL PMEL) by Reynolds, R.

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This report documents the wind field of the coastal zone of the southeastern Alaska Peninsula (Fig. Figure 4 is an example of wind variability in the study area. The wind vectors in this figure were produced by averaging over 5 km the winds measured by a research aircraft flying at m altitude.

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1. Introduction. The northern Gulf of Alaska (GOA) is an ecosystem dominated by advection, with the well-defined Alaska Coastal Current (ACC) transporting ~1×10 6 m 3 s −1 anti-clockwise along the coast (Royer,Stabeno et al.,Weingartner et al., ).The ACC is driven by along-shore winds, with a hydrographic signature that is characterized by a low salinity core.

The SAR image shows strong surface winds both north and south of Kodiak Island blowing from the Alaska Peninsula. A ship observation at UTC 22 September from the Tustumena at °N and °W confirms that the surface winds at the northern tip of Kodiak were 37 kt ( m s −1) in good agreement with the SAR image.

Operational wind products are produced from SAR, for example, by the National SAR Wind Program in Canada (Khurshid et al. ) and by the Alaska Coastal SAR Program in the United States (Monaldo.

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Lower SST values are observed, as a result of coastal shoaling of the thermocline off the Gulf of Papagayo, forced by Ekman pumping on the equator side of the Papagayo wind jet. Upwelling of low-temperature and nutrient-rich waters promotes phytoplankton growth and Chl a accumulation.

Tae-Sung Kim, Kyung-Ae Park, Xiaofeng Li, Sungwook Hong, SAR-derived wind fields at the coastal region in the East/Japan Sea and relation to coastal upwelling, International Journal of Remote Sensing, /, 35,(), ().

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Winds -- Alaska -- Measurement. Winds. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. Surface winds from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) km grid, η (Eta) Model analysis for the same period are compared statistically with observations from an air–sea interaction buoy and a C-MAN station in the south Florida coastal region.

Wind-driven modification of the Alaskan coastal current E. Shroyer1,2 and A. Plueddemann1 Received 30 September ; revised 18 January ; accepted 23 January ; published 20 March [1] Across-shelf transects over the eastern flank of Barrow Canyon were obtained in August with an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).

About Cookies, including instructions on how to turn off cookies if you wish to do so. By continuing to browse this site you agree to us using cookies as described in. Lindsay et al., show NCEP winds to be well correlated (r ~) with high Arctic (>80°N) in situ wind observations (Soviet ice‐camp measurements from to ), and prior Bering Strait wind‐to‐water‐flow correlations with NCEP winds are comparable to results using other wind products (JRA‐25, Wind is a climate variable with major impacts on humans, ecosystems and infrastructure, especially in coastal regions with cold climates.

Climate-related changes in high-wind events therefore have major implications for high-latitude residents, yet there has heretofore been no systematic evaluation of such changes in a framework spanning historical and future timeframes. [1] Atmosphere model‐derived flux fields are used to force coastal ocean models.

Coarse resolution and incomplete boundary layer dynamics limit the accuracy of. Holbrook, J. and D. Halpern Observations of near-surface currents, winds and temperature in the Strait of Juan de Fuca during November February Trans, of the American Geophysical Union, 53 (12), (Abstract).

During midsummer ofwind observations were made on two glaciers in Alaska (Fig. 1) to examine the frequency and diurnal variation of glacier winds and the differences due to location and exposure. THE WORTHINGTON GLACIER This glacier is located in the Chugach Range some 25 miles (40 km.) from Valdez in south-central Alaska.

Alaska Current, surface oceanic current, a branch of the West Wind Drift that forms a counterclockwise gyre in the Gulf of Alaska. In contrast to typical sub-Arctic Pacific water, Alaska Current water is characterized by temperatures above 39° F (4° C) and surface salinities below parts per.

Prevailing wind direction ( - ) Prevailing wind is the direction of highest precent frequency. Stations may have close secondary maximum owing to noticable differences from month to month. Journal of Law and Education Journal of Economic Education Books by Language Bibliotheca sacra.

Journal of materials engineering. Additional Collections Journal of Management Studies - Chignik and Kujulik Bays, Alaska Pen.;Anchorage and Mud Bays, Chignik Bay - Wide Bay to Cape Kumlik, Alaska Pen.

- Portage and Wide Bays, Alaska Pen. In coastal regions, wind ellipses are expected to be roughly perpendicular to the coastline, with the exact orientation predicted to depend on several factors including latitude and friction (3,12). However, topography can steer the winds, so for example, along the west coast of South America, wind ellipses are oriented parallel to the Andes.

ASCAT observations of downdrafts from mesoscale convective systems, The beginning of the orbit files is defined near the South Pole. ASCAT is a C-band fan beam radar scatterometer, providing two independent swaths of backscatter retrievals, aboard the MetOp-A platform in sun-synchronous polar orbit.

//#b. Visualise a low pressure system sitting just offshore from the East Coast, producing gale-force southerly winds along the coast.

With the steering of the wind into the centre of the low, plus the added frictional effects of the land we'll see south-west winds at the coastal interface, but more inland they'll swing even more westerly in direction.

A northeast wind which blows on the coast of South America or an east wind which blows on Puerto Rico during the trade wind season. 2. The northeast monsoon in the Philippines. Brisote The northeast trade wind when it is blowing stronger than usual on Cuba.

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