236 Mobile Observations in Fair Weather Environments of Micro/Mesoscale Atmospheric Variability

Monday, 7 January 2013
Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Loren D. White, Jackson State Univ., Jackson, MS

Handout (4.2 MB)

In contrast with the well-established use of “Mobile Mesonet” observations of severe storm and dryline environments, there has been relatively little application of similar platforms for diagnosing mesoscale and microscale variations related to such fair weather phenomena as urban heat islands, subsidence over lakes, nocturnal drainage, etc. We have tested a new cost-effective approach that facilitates quick mounting and removal of sensors on a vehicle, with various cases focused primarily on the vicinity of Jackson, MS and Ross Barnett Reservoir. Emphasis has been on temperature, humidity, and solar radiation measurements. Challenges in how to effectively present and analyze mobile observations will also be considered, including incorporation with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
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