Patent Number: 7,788,035

Title: Systems and methods for determining turbulence and turbulent mixing in the free atmosphere

Abstract: Systems may methods may be provided for determining turbulent mixing characteristics. The systems and methods may include obtaining sounding data associated with an atmospheric column and determining first vertical potential temperature profiles from the sounding data. The systems and methods may further include determining second vertical profiles of displacement scales based at least in part on the first vertical potential temperature profiles, and determining turbulent mixing characteristics in the atmospheric column based at least in part on the displacement scales.

Inventors: Clayson; Carol Anne (Tallahassee, FL), Kantha; Lakshmi (Louisville, CO)

Assignee: Florida State University Research Foundation

International Classification: G01W 1/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018