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Fun-to-color photos and targeted captions introduce school-age kids to tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and different atmospheric stipulations. rigorously researched illustrations and accompanying textual content depict and clarify cloud forms, thunderstorm formation, international wind styles and ocean currents, radar climate tools, and different phenomena. forty four black-and-white illustrations.

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Relative diffusion, diifers from average diffusion relative to a fixed coordinate axis. The reason is that only eddies whose size is of the order of the cloud size contribute to relative diffusion, whereas eddies of all sizes contribute to the average diffusion. The 0values of equation (13) have usually been adjusted in practice so as to reflect the best available empirical diffusion information. 10' DISTANCE DOWNWIND (km) (a) Start and Wendell (1974) compared the mean concentration field, calculated from a Gaussian puff equation like (13), using a year's trajectories from a detailed wind observation network, to that based on equation (12) using "straight-line" winds.

E. relative diffusion, diifers from average diffusion relative to a fixed coordinate axis. The reason is that only eddies whose size is of the order of the cloud size contribute to relative diffusion, whereas eddies of all sizes contribute to the average diffusion. The 0values of equation (13) have usually been adjusted in practice so as to reflect the best available empirical diffusion information. 10' DISTANCE DOWNWIND (km) (a) Start and Wendell (1974) compared the mean concentration field, calculated from a Gaussian puff equation like (13), using a year's trajectories from a detailed wind observation network, to that based on equation (12) using "straight-line" winds.

4), (9), (11), and (lZ) attempt to define the mean concentration field, relative to a spatially fixed point or axis, over some more-or-less extended period of time. e. generally longer than t L . The steady state contemplated in these equations is in effect assumed to obtain over periods of this length of time, that is, about an hour. But the meteorological processes driving boundary layer diffusion vary in time both diurnally and with changes in the large-scale meteorlogical field. For averaging times shorter than an hour concentration fluctuations also occur owing to the inherently irregular nature of turbulence, even in the presence of a (temporarily) steady state of the mean flow.

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