by Nena Moss on Mon, March 23, 2009
A document made available by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) was recently linked in the New York Times City Room? blog article "Answers about New York's Weather, Part 3". It was included with the answer to "How strong can an Atlantic sea breeze get? Is there Long Island Sound sea breeze?" posted by Joseph. The document, "Sea Breeze Regimes in the New York City Region - Modeling and Radar Observations" [431-KB PDF] is a paper published by researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in a collaboration with National Weather Service meteorologists, both observing and modeling the Long Island sea breeze.
The paper is found in OSTI's Information Bridge, which provides free public access to over 200,000 full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy research report literature. Documents are primarily from 1991 forward and were produced by DOE, the DOE contractor community, and/or DOE grantees.
Although I realize the scope of OSTI's efforts in making research available on the web, it's still a pleasant surprise to encounter these documents so far from their home in Oak Ridge, TN. We are indeed accomplishing our mission of making R&D findings available and useful.