Wind drag within a simulated forest canopy field
This report presents an experimental and analysis study of wind drag within simulated forest canopy fields. The drag coefficients, aerodynamic roughness and wind velocity profiles are studied for various types of forest canopies. Furthermore, a brushy canopy field was studied which simulated the leafy portion of a forest without the tree trunks present. The wind drag force on a single experimental tree was also studied. This information is useful to those who are concerned with diffusion within a canopy in an atmospheric boundary layer. In the course of this study a shear plate was developed ...
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