Accession Number : AD0619268

Title :   THE STRUCTURE OF THERMAL CONVECTION IN THE LOWER ATMOSPHERE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., pt. 2,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF METEOROLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Myrup,Leonard O.

Report Date : FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : An experimental study of atmospheric convection in lowest 100 m under conditions of strong surface heating and light winds is presented. Using an instrumented light aircraft, measurements were made of the fluctuating temperatures and vertical air speeds over a desert dry lake during the daytime. Root-mean-square values of these quantities and the convective heat flux were calculated and related to theoretical and laboratory results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONVECTION, ATMOSPHERES), (*ATMOSPHERES, CONVECTION), ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, AIRCRAFT, INSTRUMENTATION, MEASUREMENT, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, TURBULENCE, BOUNDARY LAYER, METEOROLOGY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE