Accession Number : AD0701917

Title :   FURTHER STUDIES ON FLOW OVER NONHOMOGENEOUS TERRAIN.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 68-Sep 69,

Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV CORAL GABLES FLA INST OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Estoque,Mariano A. ; Bhumralkar,Chandrakant M.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : A method for solving the non-linear three-dimensional steady-state equations which govern planetary boundary layer flow is described. The method is applicable to air motions over terrain with horizontally varying surface roughness, temperature and moisture. It can also be applied to a physical system consisting of the air and the sea (or earth) boundary layers taken together. Examples of calculations for selected cases of terrain variations are presented. Convergence of method has been assessed by determining the degree to which the solutions satisfy the set of equations. The results of the calculations show that the method produces qualitatively realistic distributions of the different meteorological variables. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TERRAIN, *ATMOSPHERIC MOTION), APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), ONE DIMENSIONAL FLOW, TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW, BOUNDARY LAYER, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, SURFACE ROUGHNESS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE