Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 13, 303–308, 2006
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-13-303-2006

Special issue: Coherent structures and turbulence in geophysical media

Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 13, 303–308, 2006
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-13-303-2006

  24 Jul 2006

24 Jul 2006

Intensity of convective motions in marine atmospheric boundary layer retrieved from ocean surface radar imagery

M. I. Mityagina M. I. Mityagina
  • Space Research Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Abstract. The paper focuses on the occurrence and development of coherent structures observed in the atmosphere above ocean under natural conditions. Microwave imaging radars are suggested as data take instruments. The phenomena of marine atmospheric cells and rolls onset, horizontal planform, aspect ratio and scaling phenomena are examined. Convective patterns manifested in radar images and information derived on the intensity of atmospheric motion are discussed.