A physical model of clear-air turbulence is proposed which is created on the basis of the results of summer investigations of the space characteristics of turbulent zones, hydrodynamic and thermodynamic parameters of these zones, the energy spectra of pulsations of vertical and horizontal components of wind velocity, and the spectral rate of turbulent exchange. The quantitative values of the physical characteristics of the model are given and the mechanism for the formation of clearair turbulence is examined. Author
Edited machine trans. of Meteorologiya i Gidrologiya (USSR) n6 p57-66 1971, by Charles T. Ostertag.