Accession Number:

ADA508564

Title:

Urban-Small Building Complex Environment: W07US Stability Analysis, Volume AS-3 (Urban Versus Rural Diurnal Stability Cycles)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

This report documents the urban diurnal stability cycle research, an outgrowth of the ongoing Urban Stability research begun with the WSMR 2003 Urban Study field project. The long term goal for this investigation is to develop an empirical Neutral Event Forecast Model for the urban environment. This quest stems from the success of a Neutral Event Forecast Model which was created for an operational high energy laser test facility located in a rural desert environment. Neutral events represent periods during which the atmosphere have a minimal impact on the laser operation thus, they have a significant impact on the site mission. This report gives a background of stability from two perspectives, discusses the character of the urban stable conditions observed in the supporting datasets of this study, describes the rural and urban diurnal stability cycles, and finally presents qualitative equations for predicting the urban and rural diurnal stability cycle anchors known as the neutral events.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE