Accession Number : AD0644821

Title :   THE LATERAL INTENSITY OF TURBULENCE AS A FUNCTION OF STABILITY,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Hansen,Frank V.

Report Date : NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The lateral intensity of turbulence with respect to stability was examined. It was found that the intensity of turbulence over an extremely rough nonuniform terrain was greater than over a uniform terrain but that the heterogeneous surface had no other effect on the magnitude of the fluctuations. The stability of the atmosphere was found to have the greatest effect on the lateral component of turbulence with the standard deviation of wind direction being extremely sensitive to changes in stability. The investigation also provided an insight to the variation of the absolute value of the Richardson number with height. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, STABILITY), INTENSITY, TURBULENCE, TERRAIN

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE