Accession Number:

ADA109306

Title:

A Survey of Atmospheric Turbulence Characteristics

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-08-19

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

This report reviews the literature on atmospheric turbulence in the planetary boundary layer, with the main emphasis on the lowest tens of meters. A table summarizes 26 references which discuss variations in intensity of turbulence. This intensity tends to be greater over rough surfaces than over smooth surfaces. Intensity of turbulence normally decreases when either altitude or atmospheric stability increases. High wind speeds are more likely to be associated with nearly neutral stability than with very stable or very unstable conditions. This report also includes a discussion of the autocorrelation function for the three components of the wind vector. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE