Accession Number : AD0753619

Title :   The Form of Lateral Viscosity IN Atmospheric Flows.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Scrivener,Orlin Robert

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : Long term numerical integrations were performed on a two-dimensional model using the barotropic vorticity equation including a space- and time-dependent forcing function and a laminar-type viscosity term. Three different forms of the laminar type viscosity or dissipation term were used. A comparison was made of the effects these different dissipation terms had on the time-dependence of total kinetic energy, and total gradient of vorticity squared, the spectral distribution of kinetic energy, and the stream function field. A difference of behavior of the above variables was found for each form of dissipation.

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, TURBULENCE), TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW, DIFFUSION, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, VORTICES, HEAT TRANSFER, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, THESES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE