By Hans A. Panofsky
Provides, in one quantity, an updated precis of the present wisdom of the statistical features of atmospheric turbulence and an creation to the tools required to use those data to useful engineering difficulties. Covers simple physics and facts, statistical houses emphasizing their habit as regards to the floor, and purposes for engineers.
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