Accession Number:

ADA059366

Title:

An Introduction to Turbulence in Geophysics, and Air-Sea Interactions,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

255.0

Abstract:

This is the written version of a series of lectures delivered during the Spring Quarter 1975 in the Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. The title of the course was Turbulence in Geophysics and Air-Sea Interactions, and its initial plan comprised nine chapters 1 Introduction 2 General Equations 3 Experimental Methods 4 The Planetary Boundary Layer 5 Interaction between Turbulence and Radiation 6 Structure of the Atmospheric Surface Layers 7 Sea-Waves, and Their Effect Upon Turbulence in the Adjacent Layers 8 Turbulence at Higher Levels in the Atmosphere and 9 Turbulence in the Oceans. It was soon realized that the whole program could not be adequately covered during the time available, so that only the first five chapters have been effectively treated. This explains why a number of important subjects, such as the Monin-Obukhovs similarity theory for the surface layer, are not presented in these notes. In addition, the selection of the material has been influenced to some extent by the authors interest for the reciprocal interactions between various energy exchange mechanisms in the atmosphere and in the oceans. This is why the subject of the interactions between turbulence and radiation - of which very little is said in most of the turbulence textbooks - has been discussed in some detail.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE