STUDY OF PHOTOCHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL STATE AND MOTION OF THE UPPER ATMOSPHERE
Final rept. for 1 Aug 1963-31 Jul 1964
GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION
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The upper atmosphere parameters which are discussed are vertical autocorrelation scale of the mean winds, motion spectrum scale of the mean winds, motion spectrum of the turbulent winds, mixing length scale, scale of the smallest eddies, correlation scales of the turbulent velocities, dissipation length parameter from turbulent winds, globule size scales and cutoff altitude, time scales of motion, energy balance of the motion, and criteria for the onset of turbulence. The upper atmosphere motions such as are reported will reshape missile trails into similar configurations. Hence from the detailed knowledge of the characteristics which missile trails will take in the upper atmosphere, it should be less difficult to develop apparatus for controlling andor detecting missile trails.
- Atmospheric Physics