On the computation of gradients from observations over complex terrain

Citation
Fj. Kopp et al., On the computation of gradients from observations over complex terrain, J APPL MET, 40(10), 2001, pp. 1775-1782
Citations number
4
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Earth Sciences
Journal title
JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY
ISSN journal
0894-8763 → ACNP
Volume
40
Issue
10
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1775 - 1782
Database
ISI
SICI code
0894-8763(2001)40:10<1775:OTCOGF>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
A mathematical scheme is developed to compute the gradients of observations taken over complex terrain. The method is applied to an artificial example to demonstrate the scheme. An application is made to surface pressure obse rvations between Little Rock, Arkansas, and Amarillo, Texas. Divergence com putations are made with the scheme using observed wind data over the Black Hills of South Dakota.