Accession Number : AD0864861

Title :   The Morphogenic Layer of the Atmosphere,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Flemming, G.

Report Date : 19 SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : In the atmospheric layer immediately above uneven terrain, wind speeds and turbulence are either diminished or accelerated because of variations in the local relief, vegetation, and heights of man-made structures. In this layer, these factors tend to reduce turbulence more than wind speed. Radiation is also affected but to a lesser extent than wind speed. The relationship between valley climate and vegetation is close. Wind measurements are of minor value since they represent only small areas and short periods of time. The concept of a morphogenic atmospheric layer makes possible many satisfactory interpretations of meteorological phenomena without negating physical relationships. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, MICROMETEOROLOGY), WIND, TERRAIN, PLANTS(BOTANY), ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, BOUNDARY LAYER, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, EAST GERMANY.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE