Accession Number:

AD0626630

Title:

TRANSFORMATION OFTHE ATMOSPHERIC BOUNDARY LAYER OVER INHOMOGENEOUS SURFACES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

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Report Date:

1965-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

A survey is given of previous theoretical investigations of the development of an internal boundary layer in turbulent flow over a surface of variable roughness. On the basis of Monin and Kazanskis plume propagation concept, a new formula is derived which predicts the growth of the internal boundary layer under diabatic conditions. Wind and temperature profiles observed in air flowing across an artificial pond on the surface of a sheet of sea ice near Point Barrow, Alaska are used to test the new model, and it is found to give at least a qualitative prediction of the features of the internal boundary layer. The direction in which further refinement of the theory seems promising is indicated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE