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Title

Characteristics of wind and turbulence in and above model forests
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): R. N. Meroney
Publication Year: 1968

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • coniferous forests
  • cover
  • fire control
  • forest management
  • gases
  • Juniperus
  • overstory
  • Picea
  • pine forests
  • Pinus
  • population density
  • statistical analysis
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38617
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13224
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

A model forest canopy was designed to simulate the meteorological characteristics of typical live forests. Measurements were made of velocity, turbulence, drag, and gaseous plume spread within the simulated canopy. The resulting data compares favorably with Prototype field measurements in all cases . Several new aspects of the flow at the upwind edge of a forest arc displayed.

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Citation:
Meroney, R. N. 1968. Characteristics of wind and turbulence in and above model forests. Journal of Applied Meteorology, v. 7, p. 780-787.