Accession Number : AD0718841

Title :   The Amplitude and Energy of Breaking Kelvin-Helmholtz Waves and Turbulence.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CHICAGO UNIV ILL LAB FOR ATMOSPHERIC PROBING

Personal Author(s) : Atlas,David ; Metcalf,James I.

Report Date : 26 OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : In this paper a model of Kelvin-Helmholtz waves has been developed which predicts their maximum amplitude, the mode of breaking, and the resulting turbulent kinetic energy. The model is internally consistent and is in reasonable accord with available observations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, KINETIC ENERGY), ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, RADIOSONDES, WIND SHEAR, TURBULENCE, MARINE METEOROLOGY, RADAR REFLECTIONS, FLUID DYNAMICS, BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION, AIR MASS ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE