Accession Number:

AD0642854

Title:

THE TOWER SHADOW EFFECT,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

A practical example of obstacle-induced flow in the atmosphere that constitutes a substantial meteorological measurement problem is the wind shadow effect of a meteorological tower on wind velocity in the lee of the structure. At White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, a 150-meter tower is utilized to obtain ballistic winds in the lower portion of the planetary boundary layer. An experiment has been conducted concerning the flow around a 14 scale model section of the tower in the subsonic wind tunnel at the Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado. Comparison of field results and experiment suggests a maximum wind decrement of 40 in the tower wake. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE