By Hans A. Panofsky

Offers, in one quantity, an updated precis of the present wisdom of the statistical features of atmospheric turbulence and an advent to the tools required to use those facts to useful engineering difficulties. Covers simple physics and records, statistical houses emphasizing their habit just about the floor, and purposes for engineers.

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