Accession Number:

AD0257842

Title:

ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE

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GEOPHYSICS CORP OF AMERICA BOSTON MASS

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Report Date:

1960-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Contents Origin and characteristics of turbulence Nature of turbulent flow Criteria for onset of turbulence Mathematical basis of turbulence Reynolds stresses The mixing length Statistical theory of turbulence Instabilities and mathematical criteria for onset of turbulence Turbulent diffusion close to the earths surface The K theory Statistical theories Turbulence in the upper atmosphere Possible mechanisms for generation of turbu lence in the upper atmosphere Observations of meteor trains Sodium vapor trails Radio scattering due to atmospheric turbulence

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE