Accession Number : ADA313367

Title :   Modeling of Wave and Instability Processes in the Atmosphere.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 sep 93-31 aug 96,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER LAB FOR ATMOSPHERIC AND SPACE PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Fritts, David C.

PDF Url : ADA313367

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The goals of this research were to examine the dynamics of internal gravity waves accompanying wave breaking and shear flow instability processes using spectral collocation techniques. Important aspects of these flows are the development of instabilities within the flow field which drive the cascade of energy and enstrophy toward turbulence. We also anticipated that these processes would be sensitive to the environment in which they occurred. Our numerical results described showed this to be true.

Descriptors :   *TURBULENCE, *ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, *GRAVITY WAVES, DYNAMICS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, SENSITIVITY, FLOW FIELDS, INSTABILITY, INTERNAL WAVES, SHEAR FLOW.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE