Accession Number : AD0695881

Title :   TURBULENCE IN THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE AT ALTITUDES OF 90-110 KM AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER PHENOMENA,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Delov,I. A.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Systematic radiosonde measurements of turbulent notions and average wind speeds, carried out at altitudes of 80 to 110 km (meteor zone) over Kharkov in the period from March 1962 to December 1963, are analyzed. Vertical profiles are constructed for the mean arithmetic values of the turbulent velocity gradient, the mean square turbulent wind speeds, the mean wind speeds, and the vertical dimensions of large-scale eddies to determine the dependence of these parameters on altitude, diurnal changes, seasonal variations, and long-period variations in the mean square velocity of turbulent motions and their relationship to other phenomena (solar activity, cosmic rays). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, UPPER ATMOSPHERE), RADIOSONDES, ANISOTROPY, VORTICES, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, WIND, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, USSR

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE