Accession Number:

ADA036307

Title:

Theoretical Explanation of Spectral Slopes in Stratospheric Turbulence Data and Implications for Vertical Transport.

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-10-18

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

This paper is motivated by the requirement to improve understanding of vertical motion of pollutants in the stratosphere. One method to estimate vertical transport due to the effects of turbulence is by means of the effective diffusivity coefficient. To calculate this parameter, it is often necessary to know the value of epsilon, the rate of turbulent dissipation. This parameter, epsilon, is also important to know in the context of the global numerical stratospheric simulation models now being created for environmental assessment purposes.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE