Accession Number : AD0701915

Title :   BROOKS' TWO-STEP FUNCTION FOR THE DIABATIC WIND PROFILE: A FORTRAN IV PROGRAM.

Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT HUACHUCA ARIZ ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Stenmark,Ernest B.

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : A computer program for least-squares fitting of Brooks' 2-step diabatic profile function to experimental micrometeorological data was developed. Results of fitting the Brooks function to three sets of data are compared to results obtained from fitting a simple log-plus-linear function to the same data. The Brooks function is shown to fit the data as well as, or better than, the log-linear function, and is also shown to avoid the problem of function-induced curvature at the top of the profile. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WIND, MICROMETEOROLOGY), (*MICROMETEOROLOGY, CURVE FITTING), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS, ALTITUDE

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE