White Sands Missile Range Urban Study: Flow and Stability Around a Single Building Part 1: Background and Overview
ARMY RESEARCH LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM
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The U.S. Army Research Laboratory ARL serves the Army Soldier by providing research tools and resources. The atmospheric boundary layer ABL, an area which begins at the surface and extends vertically to 1-2 km above ground level, is one of the ARL research areas. The lowest 10 of the ABL a.k.a., surface layer is the primary work environment for an Army Soldier. Characterizing this atmospheric surface layer was the focus of five field studies conducted between fiscal years 2001 2005 at White Sands Missile Range, NM. This report summarizes the surface layer research beginning with the rural environment studies and progressing into the subsequent urban setting. Appendices provide outlines and templates for conducting field research based on these successful field research studies. While this report provides an overview of these scientific investigations, it also serves as foundational material for reports documenting the Surface Layer and Urban Study research results in greater detail.
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