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dc.contributor.advisorZehnder, Joseph A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Seanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-02T14:29:43Z
dc.date.available2013-11-15T09:40:11Z
dc.date.issued2011-11-18en_US
dc.identifier.otherCampbell Sean Thesis.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/20729
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the Urban Heat Island (UHI) of Omaha, Nebraska, and its effect on deep, moist convection (DMC) ahead of and along two separate cold frontal boundaries, one with an attendant pre-frontal pressure trough, on 27 June and 2 July 2008. It is hypothesized that Omaha’s UHI, working in concert with the surface cold frontal boundaries and/or pre-frontal pressure troughs, provided the lift required to generate convective cells or enhance pre-existing convective cells ahead of the southeastward-propagating cold fronts in these two cases. Indeed, research performed during this investigation provided evidence of convective cell intensification as cells interacted with Omaha’s UHI. Included in this thesis are discussions on the synoptic, mesoscale and local atmospheric conditions prior to and during convective cells developing and interacting with Omaha’s UHI. In an effort to determine the strength of the Omaha UHI and the role it played in local atmospheric stability profiles and in generating/sustaining convective development, an emphasis is placed on local meteorological surface observation data and meteorological radar data in and around the Omaha UHI on 27 June and 2 July 2008.en_US
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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.subjectOmaha, Nebraska—meteorologyen_US
dc.subjectOmaha, Nebraska—climatologyen_US
dc.titleUrban Heat Island Enhancement to Deep Moist Convection over Omaha, Nebraska, in Late June and Early July of 2008en_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.rights.holderSean Campbellen_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.description.noteProQuest Traditional Publishing Optionen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorCampbell, Seanen_US
dc.embargo.terms2013-11-15
dc.degree.levelMS (Master of Science)en_US
dc.degree.disciplineAtmospheric Sciences (graduate program)en_US
dc.degree.nameM.S. in Atmospheric Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.grantorGraduate Schoolen_US
dc.degree.committeeSchrage, Jon M.en_US
dc.degree.committeeWagner, Timothy J.en_US


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