Accession Number : AD0875738

Title :   Flow of Moist Air Near the Ground III.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual rept. no. 3,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR STORM RESEARCH HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Freeman, John C. ; Rosenberg, Sam B. ; Sloss, Peter W. ; Feteris, Pieter ; Miller, Francis

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : The main feature of this work is imitation of various flows with mathematical models. Computations more detailed than in attempts previously done are possible, because of a development in which arbitrary boundary conditions are chosen far away from the region of detailed flow. Thus, all points adjacent to the region of detailed study are consistent with the equations used to study the flow. The effects of the variation of frictional drag and variation of inversion height on a monsoon-like flow were investigated. It was found that a deep inversion gives the best imitation of a southwest monsoon. It is also shown that details of the same size as those shown in satellite photographs can be computed to exist. Further verification of this modeling of satellite observed flows will multiply the grid of data observed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, TROPICAL REGIONS), MOISTURE, TERRAIN, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, MOUNTAINS, TEMPERATURE INVERSION, DRAG, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FRICTION, CLOUDS, RADIOSONDES, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), METEOROLOGICAL CHARTS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE