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Main Title Spectral Scales in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer.
Author Weber, A. H. ; Irwin, J. S. ; Petersen, W. B. ; Mathis, J. J. ; Kahler, J. P. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab. ;Du Pont de Nemours (E. I.) and Co., Aiken, SC. ;National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hampton, VA. Langley Research Center. ;Air Weather Service, Scott AFB, IL.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA/600/J-82/081;
Stock Number PB85-153583
Additional Subjects Atmospheric circulation ; Boundry layer stability ; Air pollution ; Turbulent flow ; Wind(Meteorology) ; Terrain ; Reprints ; Spectral scales ; Atmospheric dispersion
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-153583 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 15p
Wind measurements from the Savannah River Laboratory - WJBF TV tower in Beech Island, South Carolina were used to compute turbulence parameters which were then compared with similarity theory predictions summarized by Hanna (1981). The parameters computed were sigma(sub u), sigma(sub v), sigma(sub w) and spectral scales lambda(sub m) and l(sub E). Turbulent heat flux and temperature gradient measurements were used to help compute L and w(sub *). Results of the comparison between measurement and theory are mixed. Good correlation between measurement and theory are obtained for the nondimensional parameters sigma(sub u)/w(sub *) and sigma(sub v)/w(sub *) in unstable condition. The computed Eulerian length scales also agree well with predictions for the unstable boundary layer. The results for neutral conditions also show poor agreement of nondimensionalized sigma's but reasonably good agreement of the nondimensionalized time scales with predictions.