A Case Study of the Icelandic Trough

The main object of this study is to investigate the impact Greenland has on the formation of the Icelandic trough, either through gravity waves aloft or through other orographic processes such as blocking of the airflow. For this purpose we have chosen to study in depth a case from the Fronts and Atlantic Storm Track EXperiment (FASTEX) campaign through the use of the numerical PSU/NCAR mesoscale model MM5.