Accession Number:

AD0743456

Title:

Turbulence Characteristics at Heights of 1.5, 4.0 and 16.0 Meters at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE N MEX ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Turbulence characteristics of wind and temperature data over heterogeneous terrain at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico are presented. More than 140 hours of data, collected in 2- to 7-hour increments during January, March and April of 1970, are graphically represented. The varied turbulence parameters are shown as functions of the Monin-Obukhov stability Index, zL. The data presented include zL in the range from -0.60 to 0.50. It is also shown that longitudinal stress due to transfer of lateral momentum can be neglected under near-neutral conditions but not for diabatic conditions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE