Accession Number : AD0683425

Title :   VERTICAL VELOCITIES IN CLEAR-AIR TURBULENCE,

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WASH FLIGHT SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Long,Robert R.

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Older investigations with models of airflow over mountains reveal the basic mechanism of the turbulence and, with a simple scaling-up to the dimensions of the atmosphere, the maximum vertical velocities and scales indicated were obtained. When mountain waves break, they settle down to a steady-state turbulence at a level of intensity considerably below the level of intensity when the waves first begin to break. The maximum vertical velocities in conditions when the breaking begins were obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLEAR AIR TURBULENCE, VELOCITY), DENSITY, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, MOISTURE, MOUNTAINS, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, WATER VAPOR, BUOYANCY

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE