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Turbulence in an atmosphere with a non-uniform temperature

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Abstract

In this work the effect of static stability on the development of atmospheric turbulence is investigated. This influence is considered quantitatively by generalizing Prandtl's semi-empirical theory, i.e., by using a correcting factor in the form of a universal function of the Richardson number. An evaluation of the thickness of the layer of dynamic turbulence under various external conditions is successfully achieved quantitatively.

In 1947 this Institute was transformed into Geophysical Institute. The latter in 1956 was divided into three parts, in one of which (Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R.) A. M. Obukhov is serving as Director.