A report on the Chesapeake Bay region NOWCASTING experiment
Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite Service, 1977 - Nature - 52 pages
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AFOS Baltimore WSO Bay area Bay breeze boundary Bay breeze development Bay breeze onset Chesapeake Bay breeze Chesapeake Bay wind cloudy skies convective cooler cooperative observer Cove Point cumulonimbus cumulus congestus cumulus distribution Delmarva Peninsula differential heating dissipated easterly surface gradient winds high-resolution visible hourly l-km visible imagery l4 August l976 l600 GMT fig l976 NOWCAST experiment locations low-level convergence low-level wind marine forecasters Martin-Marietta Field mesoscale Models of Chesapeake National Environmental Satellite NESS NOAA northern ONSET TIME EDT onshore flow developed pattern and cumulus prevailing west prevailing wind satellite imagery short-range forecasting southeast southerly flow southern Bay squall line stations Subtropical Cyclone surface flow pattern surface gradient flow surface pressure gradient teletypewriter temperature gradients Thomas Point Tilghman Island Towering cumulus urban areas urban Baltimore urban heat island VHF radio VHRR vorticity center Washington WSFO WBRR westerly gradient flow westerly winds western Bay shore western shore yr of experimentation