Accession Number : AD0634877

Title :   WINDSPEED ON MOUNTAINS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., Feb 64-Nov 65,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON

Personal Author(s) : Wahl, Eberhard W.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : Based on data from six German mountain observatories, the behavior of windspeed distributions on top of mountain summits has been investigated. Relationships have been established linking the occurrence of winds on the mountain to the simultaneously observed flow in the free atmosphere at summit height in the vicinity. Since the windspeed data can be represented satisfactorily by means of double exponential distribution functions, a method of estimating the occurrence of high windspeeds based on these distributions has been developed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WIND, MOUNTAINS), (*MICROMETEOROLOGY, *MOUNTAINS), ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, VELOCITY, TERRAIN, WEST GERMANY, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, METEOROLOGY

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE