Accession Number : AD0715349

Title :   An Examination of the Exponential Power Law in the Surface Boundary Layer.

Descriptive Note : Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Hansen,Frank V.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : The exponential power law is examined in relation to the diabatic and log plus linear profile formulae of similarity theory. The dependence of the exponent of the power law on height, surface roughness, wind speed and season of the year is pointed out. It is concluded that the exponential power law is a marginal method for prediction of the wind profile in the surface boundary layer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER), WIND, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, PERTURBATION THEORY, POWER SERIES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE