A numerical study of Appalachian cold-air damming and coastal frontogenesis.

D. R. Stauffer, T. T. Warner

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A 24h numerical simulation is used to study features of the wedge-shaped pressure ridge and the coastal front, which occur in E US during winter and often cause substantial errors in operational models. Model-generated, kinematic trajectories showed the strongly sheared, 3-dimensional character of the flow within the damming region. These model results and obervations indicate that a relatively large number of model layers would be required below about 800mb in order to adequately model the thermal and wind field structures.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)799-821
Number of pages23
JournalMonthly Weather Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science


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