Accession Number : AD0695935

Title :   THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE STRATIFICATION OF A MEDIUM ON TURBULENCE

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

Personal Author(s) : Monin, A S

PDF Url : AD0695935

Report Date : 16 Jul 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The following problems associated with the effect of temperature stratification on turbulence are discussed: (1) the effect of stratification on the vertical turbulent fluxes of momentum, heat and moisture; (2) the symmetric properties of turbulence in a temperature stratified medium; (3) similarity hypotheses for the inertially convective interval of turbulence spectrum in a stability stratified medium; (4) the limiting cases of instability and stability. The influence of temperature stratification and turbulence is described with the aid of three parameters-the buoyancy parameter, the friction velocity and the so-called 'temperature flux'.

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, *TURBULENCE, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), DENSITY, HEAT FLUX, MOISTURE, MOMENTUM, PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, THEOREMS, THERMAL STABILITY, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, USSR

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE