Study of Diurnal Cycle Variability of Planetary Boundary Layer Characteristics over the Red Sea and Arabian Peninsula

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/237231
Title:
Study of Diurnal Cycle Variability of Planetary Boundary Layer Characteristics over the Red Sea and Arabian Peninsula
Authors:
Li, Weigang
Abstract:
This work is aimed at investigating diurnal cycle variability of the planetary boundary layer characteristics over the Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea region. To fulfill this goal the downscaling simulations are performed using Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. We analyze planetary boundary layer height, latent and sensible heat fluxes, and surface air temperature. The model results are compared with observations in different areas, for different seasons, and for different model resolutions. The model results are analyzed in order to better quantify the diurnal cycle variability over the Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea. The specific features of this region are investigated and discussed.
Advisors:
Stenchikov, Georgiy ( 0000-0001-9033-4925 )
Committee Member:
Amy, Gary L.; Kalenderski, Stoitchko
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Program:
Marine Science
Issue Date:
Jul-2012
Type:
Thesis
Appears in Collections:
Marine Science Program; Theses; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division

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dc.contributor.advisorStenchikov, Georgiyen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Weigangen
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-04T07:31:55Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-04T07:31:55Z-
dc.date.issued2012-07en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/237231en
dc.description.abstractThis work is aimed at investigating diurnal cycle variability of the planetary boundary layer characteristics over the Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea region. To fulfill this goal the downscaling simulations are performed using Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. We analyze planetary boundary layer height, latent and sensible heat fluxes, and surface air temperature. The model results are compared with observations in different areas, for different seasons, and for different model resolutions. The model results are analyzed in order to better quantify the diurnal cycle variability over the Arabian Peninsula and the Red Sea. The specific features of this region are investigated and discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectRed Seaen
dc.subjectDiurnal cycleen
dc.subjectArabian Peninsulaen
dc.subjectPlanetary Boundary Layeren
dc.subjectAtmosphericen
dc.titleStudy of Diurnal Cycle Variability of Planetary Boundary Layer Characteristics over the Red Sea and Arabian Peninsulaen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen_GB
dc.contributor.committeememberAmy, Gary L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberKalenderski, Stoitchkoen
thesis.degree.disciplineMarine Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
dc.person.id113361en
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