Accession Number : AD0717052

Title :   Investigation of the Structure of Air Currents,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Pinus,N. Z.

Report Date : 23 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The article is a review of experimental studies of the structure of air currents made at the Central Aerological Observatory. Emphasis is on a study of data on the structure of jet streams, variability of wind velocity and direction in the troposphere and stratosphere and turbulence over plains and mountains and in a zone of well-developed cumulonimbus clouds. Data are given on the spectral characteristics of fluctuations of the vertical and horizontal components of wind velocity, dependence of the form of energy spectra on thermal and dynamic stratification of the atmosphere and some other factors. The tasks for the next investigations are formulated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, REVIEWS), JET STREAMS, WIND, VELOCITY, TROPOSPHERE, STRATOSPHERE, MOUNTAINS, WEATHER FORECASTING, CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS, USSR

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE