Accession Number : AD0747728

Title :   The Transport of Energy over the Turbulence Spectrum of the Free Atmosphere,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Shur,G. N.

Report Date : 19 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Results are shown of experimental studies of the turbulence spectrum in the free atmosphere performed on specially equipped aircraft. In analyzing the data, it is assumed that the energy flow in the spectrum is directed toward large wave numbers. It is shown that the rate of energy transport over the spectrum in a certain wave number range depends on the thermal stratification. Curves are presented which characterize the rate of energy transport over the spectrum in the buoyance subrange. These curves are not continuous, but are localized in a narrow wave number band. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, TURBULENCE), TRANSPORT PROPERTIES, THERMAL STABILITY, TRANSFER FUNCTIONS, USSR

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE