Accession Number : AD0862124

Title :   Research on the Planetary Boundary Layer,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF METEOROLOGY AND PHYSICAL OCEANOG RAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Mollo-Christensen, Erik

Report Date : 15 OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The high Reynolds numbers of geophysical flows indicate that one should expect strong intermittency in the production of turbulence. One should therefore expect intermittency of exchange of energy between modes of motion, and the fluxes may be principally carried by sporadic events. The boundary layer is the region of high turbulence production and needs to be observed intensively with a view towards obtaining a further understanding of couplings between modes of motion and the parameters which can provide information about the frequency of occurrence and intensity of such couplings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, BOUNDARY LAYER), REYNOLDS NUMBER, STABILITY, HEAT FLUX, FLOW FIELDS, STRESSES, VISCOSITY, ENERGY, HEAT TRANSFER, NAVAL RESEARCH.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE