High Reynolds Number [Rθ=O(106)] Boundary Layer Turbulence in the Atmospheric Surface Layer Above Western Utah’s Salt Flats
The challenge to experimentally address ultra-high Reynolds number boundary layer flows is both formidable and technologically important. The Western Utah salt flats (Dugway Proving Ground) offers a significant resource in this regard. A summary of the measurements to date and the potential of this natural resource to address the relevant physical science needs in this area are discussed in this communication.
KeywordsVortex Dust Helium Vorticity Expense
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