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Included here are  Masters' Theses, Doctoral Dissertations and other degree-earning works by students of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, as well as some NPS faculty-authored Technical Reports.  This content has been shared from the NPS Archive: Calhoun.



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As part of procurement planning, government acquisition teams must select a method by which proposals will be evaluated. The two most common methodologies are lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) and tradeoff. There is a commonly held anecdotal belief that an LPTA approach results in a shorter procurement administration lead time (PALT) but also tends to provide the government with an inferior product or level of service. Conversely, it is believed that a tradeoff approach will yield a...
Topics: LPTA, Lowest Price Technically Acceptable, tradeoff, best value, source selection
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by Cochran, De Ford Eugene
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This paper describes the design of a computer program which plays checkers. The program's objective was to play a respectable game without using any rote memory and with a minimum amount of look-ahead, by relying upon static evaluations of various features of th checkerboard. An historical background of computer game-plating is presented with detailed explanation of the important concepts as they appeared in the literature. The techniques employed in this program are explained and compared to...
Topics: Computer science, Checkers, Computer game playing
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Thesis advisor(s): Kelleher, Matthew D
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Topic: Mechanical engineering
Thesis (MS)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1956
Topic: Nuclear physics
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by Jimerfield, Craig Alexander;Davidson, Dennis M.
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The purpose of this thesis was to investigate whether the perception of alternative job factors affected the career orientation of military Nurse Corps officers in both their initial and non-initial period of service obligation. The sample was selected from the 1978 Department of Defense Survey of Officer and Enlisted Personnel conducted by the Rand Corporation. Nurses were divided into career orientation groups according to years of service intended. The groups were homogeneous with respect to...
Topics: Management, nurse, military nurse, turnover, officer retention
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by Mackey, Bruce Douglas
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Construction equipment may constitute one of the single largest long term capital investments for a contractor. This is particularly true for those contractors engaged primarily in horizontal construction. Regardless of the type of construction, the goal of successful construction management is to complete projects in accordance with plans and specifications, on time, within budget, and at the least possible cost. A crucial element in accomplishing the aforementioned goal is the effective...
This thesis poses three questions: What is one-party dominance? What factors have been identified as encouraging the development of dominant parties in genuinely democratic systems? Do these characteristics apply to the conservative party in South Korea? This thesis focuses on pork barrel politics, fragmentation of opposition parties, and partisan control of the media as possible factors encouraging one-party dominance. To what extent are these structural advantages that the conservatives might...
Topics: one-party dominance, Korean politics, Korean government
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by Rambidis, Anastasios X.
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This thesis examines the security requirements of the software evolution model and identifies possible security mechanisms called \"control classes\" that are applicable to the model. Then, based on combinations of \"control lasses,\" proposes a suitable security level for each of the model's databases. Furthermore this thesis deals with the possibility of using Pretty Good Privacy as a method for protection of software data stored in databases. The software evolution model...
Topics: Database Security, Security Policies, Pretty Good Privacy
A near-optimal guidance law has been developed using the direct method of calculus of variations that maximizes the kinetic energy transfer from a surface-launched missile upon interception to a ballistic missile target during the boost phase of flight. Mathematical models of a North Korean Taep'o-dong II (TD-2) medium-range ballistic missile and a Raytheon Standard Missile 6 (SM-6) interceptor are used to demonstrate the guidance lawâ s performance. This law will utilize the SM-6â s onboard...
Topics: Ballistic missiles, Guidance systems, Guided missiles
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Properties of two alternative procedures to the Jackknife Point and Confidence Interval Estimation Procedure of Gaver and Chu have been studied. They are called the Log- Normal Likelihood Procedure (LNLJ) and the Moment Procedure (MP) . These two procedures were investigated and compared with the Jackknife Point and Confidence Interval Availability Estimation Procedure. Numerical results from simulations are presented in this report.
Topics: Systems availability, Jackknife Availability, Likelihood, Log -normal
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The balanced, differential-amplifier configuration finds wide applicability in its monolithic integrated form. This paper investigates the use of the MIC differential amplifier as a mixer. The device chosen for this investigation permits signal injection both in the differentially driven pair and in the constant-current sink which biases the differential pair. Device characteristics pertinent to the mixing process are generated and discussed. On the basis of the experimentally derived...
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by Slater, Thomas Stafford.
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Condensation heat transfer performance on a series of horizontal stainless-steel integral-fin tubes was experimentally studied at both atmospheric and vacuum pressure conditions to examine the effects of fin height on tubes of low thermal conductivity. Eight tubes with rectangular fin heights ranging from 0.16 to 1.42 mm and a smooth tube were tested. The fin thickness and spacing and tube inside and root diameters were kept constant at 1.0, 1.5, 13.1, and 14.2 mm respectively. The overall heat...
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by Eubanks, Gordon
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Transnational crime, violent extremism, insecurity, and instability are common challenges that negatively impact U.S. interests in Africa, including democracy promotion, development, trade, peace, and security. Professional African militaries are one potential solution to these challenges. Toward this end, U.S. military training and professional education has increased in Africa since 2002. Building professional militaries can improve security but also presents a moral dilemma. African regimes...
Topics: civil-military relations, military training and professional education, security cooperation,...
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by McCrorie, J. David. II
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The particle size distribution inside the combustion chamber and the changes that occurred across the exhaust nozzle were measured in a subscale solid propellant rocket motor with a 2% aluminized end-burning propellant grain and a highly underexpanded nozzle. A combination of diagnostic techniques were used. Size distributions in the exhaust plume were determined by a Single Particle Counter, a Malvern 2600 ensemble particle sizer, and by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) examinations of...
Topics: solid-propellant, rocket motor, particle sizing
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Simplified finite element modeling of a stiffened cylinder subjected to underwater explosion was investigated. The use of smearing the stiffeners into the base structure as well as beam modeling using SOR (Surface of Revolution) beam elements were used in the simplification process. The dynamic response and overall global deformation were then compared between the fully discretized stiffened cylinder model and simplified models. The study first examined the effectiveness of smearing stiffeners...
Topics: Underwater Explosion, Finite Element Method, Smearing Technique
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by Pearson, John F.; Sims, Robert Bell.
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Topic: Nuclear physics
Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), established in 1767, is the oldest of the United States Navy's shipyards and predates the Department of the Navy by 31 years. It is located on the western shore of the Elizabeth River's southern branch in Portsmouth, Virginia. Andrew Sprowle, under the British flag, established it as Gosport Shipyard and it flourished as a naval and merchant shipyard. He vacated the 16 acre site at the onset of the American Revolution in 1775 and Gosport was seized by the colony...
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by Andrews, Edward O.
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In view of the rapidly changing security environment surrounding Japan—the growing Soviet military buildup, the relative decline of U.S. military, economic, and diplomatic power, and the growing influence of its regional neighbors in the Asian-Pacific region, the time has arrived for Japan to consider assuming greater responsibilities in its security and diplomatic policies. Until recently, Japan, despite its strong economy, has had no clearly defined role either in international politics or...
Topic: National security affairs
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Topic: Nuclear physics
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Current directives require purchasing and contracting responsibilities for Marine Corps Air Stations be conducted under to cognizance of the Naval Supply Systems Command. Several MCASs are geographically much closer to Marine Corps Base purchasing support and are more disposed to utilize the services of the local Marine procurement office than traveling to a distant location for support by the Navy Field Contracting System. The thesis provides the reader with an evaluation of the current...
Topics: MCAS, Navy Field Contracting System, Marine Corps Field Contracting System
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This thesis is an analysis of the flight hour cost program at the Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC). The method by which PMTC computes aircraft flight hour rates is compared to the techniques used by the Naval Air Test Center and the Naval Weapons Center. A new approach to computing aircraft rates is proposed in this report. Using historical cost data, regression analysis is used to derive a rate per hour flown for fuel consumption. Based upon these data, no correlation exists between aircraft...
Topics: Management, Decision support system, Flight hour cost, Cost and schedule variances, Flight hour...
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Topic: Mechanical engineering
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The goal of this thesis is to analyze the effect of advanced education on the retention and promotion of Navy Surface Warfare Officers (SWO). Multivariate probit models are used to estimate the effects of education, accession sources, demographic variables, and prior service status on retention and promotion. The data set used in this study is obtained from the online Navy Econometric Modeling System (NEMS). It was constructed from annual snapshots of SWO officers in the Navy between 2000 and...
Topics: Education, Advanced Education, Retention, Promotion, Effect of Advanced Education, Probit,...
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Barriers to women’s service in the U.S. military have been greatly reduced over the past two decades. Policies preventing women from serving on ships, submarines, and in attack aircraft were removed in 1994. More recently, in January 2013, the Department of Defense overturned the 1994 Exclusion Policy on women serving in direct ground combat units. Implementing this change presents a significant challenge. The decision to do so has reignited a long-standing debate over women’s rights and...
Topics: combat ban on women lifted, integrating women into combat units, rescinding the 1994 Exclusion...
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by Agee, Ryan C.; DuClos, Maurice K.
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There has been a dramatic unconventional warfare (UW) renaissance in recent years. Much of the published material on the subject has been focused on what unconventional warfare is, re-defining it, and attempting to frame the concept of its use as it relates to the current military operational environment. Little work has been produced that examines the more basic question Why UW This research begins where the 2009 redefinition of UW left off. Identifying an expanded field of 51 cases of...
Topics: Unconventional Warfare, UW, Decision Points, Networks, Covert Action, Covert Operations, Irregular...
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The feasibility of measuring Cerenkov radiation in the X-ray region was investigated. It is found that the experimental measurement of X-ray Cerenkov radiation is possible for the carbon K (283.84 eV), aluminum L1 (87.01 eV) and L2,3 (72.78 eV) absorption edges. Measurement in the aluminum K (1559.9 eV) absorption edge region was found to be not possible since the real part of the index of refraction did not exceed unity. The relative power from Cerenkov radiation was calculated for the three...
Topics: Physics, Cerenkov Radiation, X-ray, Proportional Counter
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by Delatorre, Anthony R.;Cooke, William K.
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Thesis advisors, Carlos F. Borges, Craig W. Rasmussen
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"NPS-63-83-001."
Topics: MICROWAVE TUBES., NAVAL TACTICS.
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Investigation of the influence of the strain history during thermomechanical processing of an Al-10Mg-0.1Zr was conducted. Refined, recrystallized microstructures resulted when larger strains were employed in the later passes of the TMP. Superplastic responses up to approximately 420 percent were obtained. Conversely, when smaller strains were at the later stages of the TMP, less recrystallized, coarser structures resulted, and the corresponding superplastic ductilities of approximately 280...
Topics: Superplasticity, Particle stimulated nucleation, Aluminum-Magnesium alloys
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The Russian annexation of Crimea stimulated the author's interest in researching the little green men (allegedly the Russian Spetsnaz) that appeared at a decisive point in the coup de main. The intent here is to understand the capabilities and limitations of the Russian special operations forces (SOF) and the level of threat they present to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members and Russia's neighbors. This study uses Colin Gray's strategic utility theory to understand why Russian...
Topics: strategic utility, Spetsnaz, spetsialnogo naznacheniya, special forces, special operations, special...
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This research was conducted at the request of Marine CorpsUniversity and examined the utilization of 344 graduate education billets within the Marine Corps. The research findings make two recommendations: 1) DC CD&I should charter a working group and use this research as a basis to review the reallocation of under-utilized BEEC BMOSs. 2) DC CD&I should also review BEEC BMOS structure and consider a new distribution plan that includes a new graduate education requirements assessment....
Topics: Utilization, United States Marine Corps, graduate education, multivariate regression, survey,...
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by DuBois, Dorse Howard, II; Bates, George Macnider
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Giant multipole resonances and bound states above 6 MeV in (60) Ni were studied with inelastic scattering of electrons at 102 MeV incident energy and scattering angles of 60, 75, 90, and 105 degrees. In the energy interval from 5 MeV to 40 MeV excitation energy, ten states and resonances were observed of which only those below 7 MeV and those 1t 16.5 and 18.5 had previously been reported. Reduced transition probabilities were calculated, and multipolarity assignments were made. The ten...
Topics: Physics, (60)Nickel, Inelastic electron scattering, Giant resonances, Multipole transitions,...
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This thesis investigates the stability of the random multiaccess protocols, slotted CSMA and slotted CSMA/CD, utilizing one power level and two power levels to create beneficial power capture effect. Use of more than two equally spaced power levels provides no significant improvement in the throughput achievable when realistic capture thresholds are considered. The investigation centers on a technique known as pseudo-Bayesian stability. Another task of this thesis is to stabilize multichannel...
Topics: Wordstar Professional, Latex
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by Secades, Vincent Cecil.;Rummler, David Clark.
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by McNutt, Teresa M.;Losz, J. Mauro.;Saboury, Saeed.
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Thesis advisors, J.M.B. Losz and Saeed Saboury
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Energy conservation protects the environment and saves money. The United States have achieved outstanding results so far in energy conservation and efficiency since the oil crises in the 1970's. Yet there are enormous opportunities available in the building industry to further reduce energy usage with the technologies that are available today. This report discusses the different building related energy conservation strategies that can be implemented, examines some of the energy efficient...
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Topics: Antennas (Electronics), Computer programming
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by Wittmann, Paul A.;Kelley, Edward A.;Mooers, C. N. K. (Christopher N. K.);Colton, Marie C.
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The OPTOMA Program is a joint program of Department of Oceanography, Naval Postgraduate School [and] Center for Earth and Planetary Physics, Harvard University.
Topics: COMPUTER PROGRAMMING., PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES (ELECTRONIC COMPUTERS), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS.
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Prediction of ionospheric propagation in polar regions tends to be difficult because of an increased number and variety of local ionospheric disturbances. Various programs have been developed to model ionospheric propagation, and one such program, IONCAP-PC 2.5, is tested for accuracy over a transpolar communications link, using noncentric measured reference data obtained from the Univercity of Leicester. The field strength values predicted by IONCAP-PC 2.5 are extended to take into...
Topics: Electrical engineering, Ionosphere., High Frequency (HF), Ionospheric Propagation
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by Patrick, Kenneth W.; Thomas, Newell E.
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by Rasmussen, A. L.
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--Lehigh University, 1952
Topic: Aeronautics
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This thesis describes the design and implementation of a token-ring fiber optic local area network (LAN) interface module. The token-ring protocol implementing the IEEE 802.5 standard is reviewed. The initial LAN electrical signal operating at 4 Mbps is provided by a LAN adapter card based on the TMS380 chipset developed for twisted pair copper wire. This design features analog implementations of both the input electrical circuitry of the optical transmitter and output electrical circuitry of...
Topics: Token-Ring, fiber optic, local area network (LAN)
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This thesis identifies a means of computing the dollar value loss -From enlisted maintenance personnel training/qualification degradation. This Mas accomplished by reviewing existing manpower and training requirements, establishing a measure of Activity Maintenance Department Training/Qualification Effectiveness, and adjusting Billet Life Cycle Cost by the degree of training/qualification deviation. The precepts of this thesis have application beyond the aviation maintenance community.
Topics: Management, maintenance training, qualification, maintenance matrix, billet life cycle cost
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Thesis (M.S. in M.E.)--Naval Postgraduate School, 1983
Topic: Mechanical engineering
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The feasibility of using a three axis control, momentum bias system with magnetic actuators for sun-oriented operations is explored. Relevant equations of motion are developed for a sun-oriented coordinate system and control laws are developed for: initial spacecraft capture after launch vehicle separation; reorientation from Earth-oriented to a sun-oriented operations mode; sun-oriented attitude control; and momentum wheel control....
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The design and implementation of an extension to the BASIC programming language for use on a miroprocessor-based system has be described. The implementation is comprised of two Subsystems, a compiler which generates code for a hypothetical zero-address machine and a run-time monitor which interprets this code. The design goals solutions and recommendations for further expansion of the system have been presented. The system was implement in P L / M for use in a diskette-based environment.
Topic: Computer science
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In 1986, Deputy Secretary of Defense W. H. Taft IV, established an \"Acquisition Streamlining Initiative** (ASI) which addresses and attempts to \"streamline\" the acquisition process and mandated requirements. This research reviews efforts of one Hardware Systems Command—the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) —to implement AS I . In reviewing the five major programs streamlined thus far at -SPAUAR, it was found monetary savings have been achieved. The various...
Topics: Management, streamlining, acquisition, requirements, procurement tailoring, non developmental items...
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Topic: Meteorology
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Thesis (M.S.)--The American University, 1965
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Thesis (M.S.)--Princeton University, 1962
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by Boyle, Joshua L.
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After nearly two decades of war in the Middle East and centuries of conflict, today’s service member is more vulnerable than ever. Our nation’s warriors can deploy to and redeploy from combat in a matter of hours, not the days, weeks, or months of the past. The growing, enduring, and repeating stressors of military service have placed a premium on creating resilient Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. Yet, currently, there is still a void of knowledge surrounding how best to tangibly...
Topics: resilience, emotional intelligence, emotional intelligence training, wearable, ŌURA ring, heart...
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by Davis, William A., Jr.
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A finite element formulation was used to solve the steady-state two-dimensional conduction heat transfer equation in the condenser wall section of an internally finned rotating heat pipe. A FORTRAM program using this method was coupled with the COPES/CONMIN program for sensitivity analysis of design variables and for automated design of the internal heat pipe geometer. With water as the working fluid, numerical results obtained for copper and stainless steel heat pipe condenser sections...
Topics: Mechanical engineering, Heat pipe, Rotating heat pipe, Optimization
The Australian Army is attempting to improve retention rates, announcing a number of retention bonuses in 2007. In a service that has rarely used retention bonuses
Topics: Bounties, Military, Australia
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by Fiorino, Michael
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The role of vortex structure in tropical cyclone motion is studied using a moving-grid, nondivergent barotropic model on a b plane in a no-flow environment. Initial condition sensitivity tests reveal that the northwestward \"beta\" drift of the vortex is controlled by the symmetric circulation in the r = 3000 - 80 km \"critical\" annulus. Enhanced cyclonic or anticyclonic flow in the critical annulus leads to long-term cyclonic or anticyclonic turning motions. The dynamics...
Topics: Meteorology, Tropical cyclone motion, Barotropic model, Tropical cyclones, Circulation analysis,...
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by Swarztrauber, Sayre Archie
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Topic: Political science