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dc.contributor.advisorMarket, Patrick S.eng
dc.contributor.authorKastman, Joshuaeng
dc.date.issued2013eng
dc.date.submitted2013 Falleng
dc.description"December 2013."eng
dc.description"A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Masters of Science."eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Patrick Market.eng
dc.description.abstractA reoccurring question when diagnosing the upper troposphere is: How close is close enough for jet streaks to be considered coupled? The phrase, 'coupled jet streaks' refers to two individual jet streaks working synergistically to impact the weather. Jet streaks are isotach maxima that occur within a jet stream. This question beseeches an answer because coupled jet streaks can be the driving force behind significant precipitation events, and powerful mid-latitude cyclones. The answer to this question was found by testing if the individual jet streaks were within the Rossby radius of deformation of one another. The Rossby radius of deformation is the effective distance from the location of a disturbance to the region in which the effects of the disturbance are negligible In other words a disturbance will impact anything within its Rossby radius of deformation including other disturbances. The Rossby radius of deformation buffers showed that all jet steak cases reviewed had a Rossby radius of deformation overlap zone (RRDOZ), meaning that both streaks in each case were influencing one another just by their proximity To confirm this all of the cases were then investigated via cross section to see if there were coupled transverse ageostrophic circulations. This confirmed jet streaks to be coupled. The RRDOZ area was then explored to see if there was a relation between the area of the RRDOZ and the areas of the significant omega and precipitation polygon areas. A relationship between the significant omega areas and the significant precipitation area was shown to exist. Based on the results obtained from this study forecasters should consider jet streaks coupled if the entrance and exit regions of the respective jet streaks exist within 2272 km of one another. Additionally the area covered by the RRDOZ is a good first estimation for precipitation.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references (pages 105-106).eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (xvi, 106 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color mapseng
dc.identifier.oclc898747039eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/43072
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/43072eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2013 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.source.originalSubmitted by the University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate Schooleng
dc.titleNeighboring upper level jet streaks, their proximity, and their synergestic coupling of the divergent regionseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineSoil, environmental and atmospheric sciences (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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