Remote Sensing Turbulence in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer
Final rept. 1 Jul 92-30 Jun 98
MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
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This report summarizes MIRSLs activities under the Department of Defense University Research Initiative URI to develop a radar remote sensing system that is able to measure atmospheric turbulence for ABL studies, including the verification of LES results. This radar, called the Turbulent Eddy Profiler TEP is capable of imaging the structure of turbulence throughout a conical volume that extends from the ground to the top of the ABL. Preliminary field measurements made at Duck, NC and Rock Springs, PA verified TEPs ability to resolve the three dimensional Cn2 and velocity fields at spatial and temporal scales comparable to LES communications. We observed agreement in qualitative and quantitative comparisons of the morphology and intermittence of small scale ABL structures.
- Atmospheric Physics