Accession Number : AD0612121

Title :   NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF WIND AND TURBULENCE IN THE PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY FORT HUACHUCA ARIZ

Personal Author(s) : Appleby,J. F. ; Ohmstede,W. D.

Report Date : 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Meteorology is subdivided according to the scales of micrometeorology, mesometeorology and macrometeorology. This division appears real since research interests and successes have been widely separated. If meso-scale phenomena are regarded as perturbations within the macroscale, two elements can be selected to characterize the divisions. These would be the logarithmic wind profile to characterize micrometeorology and the geostrophic wind to characterize the others. The purpose of this report is to present a hypothesis which unifies these two concepts. The model resulting from the hypothesis is solved and the results are presented in a form usable for many situations where it is necessary to predict the vertical distribution of the wind and turbulence characteristics within the planetary boundary layer. The treatment will be limited to the barotropic, adiabatic, steady state case.

Descriptors :   (*WIND, BOUNDARY LAYER), (*TURBULENCE, AIR MASS ANALYSIS), (*AIR MASS ANALYSIS, BOUNDARY LAYER), ATMOSPHERE MODELS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MICROMETEOROLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE