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"Theory of the airflow over mountains"

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dc.contributor.author Chow, Laura Chiulan
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-21T01:54:33Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-26T20:54:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-21T01:54:33Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-26T20:54:15Z
dc.date.copyright 1973
dc.date.issued 1973
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/24893
dc.description.abstract It has long been realised that the local topography of the earth may have an important influence on the atmospheric circulation of a particular region and corresponding effects on weather and climate. Although considerable research has greatly clarified many aspects of airflow over mountains and the consequent interaction between the earth and the atmosphere, further work is required and in some areas obscure points still remain to be resolved. This study provides a survey of the most significant theoretical work relating to the flow of air over mountain-like obstacles and attempts to clarify some of the areas in which obscurities are found. It is basically concerned with the displacement undergone by an airstream when crossing mountains or hilly terrain. The resulting motion can vary from a mere mountain disturbance, giving rise to 'hill lift', to a more substantial disturbance in the form of a train of waves downstream - the so-called 'lee wave' phenomenon. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title "Theory of the airflow over mountains" en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ


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