Accession Number : AD0283533

Title :   AN OPERATIONAL METHOD OF CALCULATING THE WIND PROFILE IN THE BOUNDA*8MYRON

Corporate Author : AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MASS

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : During the stationary state the velocity and direction of the wind at all heights are determined by the pressure gradient, by the force of turbulent friction, and by the deviating force of the earth's rotation. Using the dependence of turbulent friction on temperature stratification, the wind velocity and surface roughness were determined from the solution of the dynamic equations of the values of the wind vector at different heights. It is natural that the wind profile depends on thermal stratification, the value of the gradient wind which is proportional to the horizontal gradient of pressure and roughness. A table is given to calculate the profile of wind velocity according to data on the wind at one level or on the basis of the value of the gradient wind. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERES, *WIND, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, BOUNDARY LAYER

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE