Accession Number : AD0286484

Title :   A NUMERICAL MODEL OF THE ATMOSPHERIC BOUNDARY LAYER.

Corporate Author : HAWAII INST OF GEOPHYSICS HONOLULU

Personal Author(s) : ESTOQUE,MARIANO A.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A physical model was constructed for studying the response of the lowest atmospheric layers and the underlying soil stratum to incoming solar radiation and other external influences. The model consists of three strata: a soil layer, a surface layer in which the vertical fluxes of heat, momentum, and moisture are constant with height, and an overlying transition layer. The dependent variables are the air temperature and moisture, wind, and soil temperature. The equations were integrated to simulate diurnal temperature variations in clear weather with unchanging large-scale synoptic conditions. The results indicate that the model reproduces many important characteristics of the boundary layer. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HEAT TRANSFER, ATMOSPHERES, HEAT, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MOISTURE, SOILS, WIND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE