Accession Number:

AD0668622

Title:

THE AERODYNAMIC ROUGHNESS OF THE COMPLEX TERRAIN OF WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, NEW MEXICO

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The aerodynamic roughness of the extremely complex terrain at White Sands Missile Range has been examined through the analyses of wind and temperature profiles measured on the 62-meter meteorological research tower. The roughness length z sub o was considered as a function of the season and the direction of the mean flow. There was an apparent correlation between the roughness length and growing season with variations in z sub o from approximately 10 cm in January to 22.5 cm in July. Variations of nearly 60 cm were noted when z sub o was considered on a directional basis.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE