Accession Number : AD0750514

Title :   Some Results from Experimental Investigations of Turbulence in the Troposphere and Stratosphere,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Pinus,N. Z. ; Shur,G. N.

Report Date : 01 SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : After introductory comments on the significance of turbulence research in terms of modern aviation, the authors investigate the character of turbulence on the scales concerned here. The sources and depressions of turbulent energy as well as the forms of energy spectra are discussed here in connection with various atmospheric conditions. On the basis of aircraft observations, data is presented on the appearance and character of turbulence in the stratosphere and on the level of the tropopause. Finally, the results are given for a statistical investigation of the tie-in between turbulence and macrosynoptic processes, from which a synoptic-statistical method for the prediction of clear-air turbulence is derived. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, TURBULENCE), (*CLEAR AIR TURBULENCE, PREDICTIONS), TROPOSPHERE, STRATOSPHERE, WEATHER FORECASTING, WIND, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, EAST GERMANY

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE