Atmospheric Turbulence: Models and Methods for Engineering Applications
Presents, in a single volume, an up-to-date summary of the current knowledge of the statistical characteristics of atmospheric turbulence and an introduction to the methods required to apply these statistics to practical engineering problems. Covers basic physics and statistics, statistical properties emphasizing their behavior close to the ground, and applications for engineers.
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PART ONE FOUNDATIONS OF TURBULENCE THEORY
PART TWO OBSERVED PROPERTIES OF ATMOSPHERIC
General Characteristics of Atmospheric Turbulence
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applications approximation assume assumption atmospheric average becomes boundary layer calculate Chapter characteristics coefficients coherence consider constant convection correlation decreases defined density depends derived described determined direction distribution eddy effect energy ensemble equation estimate example expected Figure flow fluctuations flux forcing frequency function Gaussian given gives ground gust heat height Hence horizontal important increases independent integral lateral length linear mean measurements mechanical methods motion neutral normal observations obtain occurs peak probability problems produce properties quantities range ratio region relation relative represents response roughness scale separation shear shown shows solution spectra spectrum stable air statistics strong structure suggested surface layer Table temperature term terrain theory turbulence unstable usually valid values variables variance vary velocity components vertical waves wind speed write