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dc.contributor.advisorSchrage, Jon M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKurtz, Jonathan Thomasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-18T21:05:58Z
dc.date.available2011-12-17T08:45:05Z
dc.date.issued2010-12-17en_US
dc.identifier.otherJ-Kurtz-thesis.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/16104
dc.description.abstractThe onset and demise of non-convective high wind events (NCWEs) remains a challenge for the operational forecasting community. In an attempt to gain a better understanding of such events, a period of record climatology of NCWEs for the northern plains region of the United States was constructed using archived METAR and SAO data from 29 first-order weather stations for the cool season (September through March). The data were analyzed using the National Weather Service (NWS) criteria for high-wind watches and warnings: sustained winds of at least 18 m s-1 for at least 1 h or a wind gust of at least 26 m s-1 for any duration. Initial analysis shows that NCWEs are relatively rare and that sites across Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, southern Minnesota, Iowa, and northwest Missouri indicate a preference towards having strong winds from the northwest quadrant for NCWEs. Composite charts for NCWEs were constructed for 6 sites using data from the North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) dataset. These composite charts should improve the forecasters' ability to identify large scale synoptic patterns in which NCWEs are more likely to occur.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCreighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton University and to ProQuest following the publishing model selected above.en_US
dc.titleA Climatology of Cold Season Nonconvective Wind Events Across the North Central Plainsen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.rights.holderJonathan Thomas Kurtzen_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.description.noteProQuest Traditional Publishing Optionen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorKurtz, Jonathan Thomasen_US
dc.embargo.terms2011-12-17
dc.degree.levelMS (Master of Science)en_US
dc.degree.disciplineAtmospheric Sciences (graduate program)en_US
dc.degree.nameM.S. Atmospheric Scienceen_US
dc.degree.grantorGraduate Schoolen_US
dc.degree.committeeZehnder, Joseph A.en_US
dc.degree.committeeEylander, John B.en_US


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