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Technique for coupling meteorology to acoustics in forests

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ARL

A system and method of predicting multi-dimensional meteorological and acoustic effects within and above a forest environment comprises collecting input data comprising meteorological and forest canopy characterization data for a specified forest environment; inputting the input data into program meteorology modules comprising an embedded radiative transfer and energy budget methodology module adapted to predict a heat source within and above the forest environment for any location at any time; calculating an incoming total radiation at a top of the forest environment; outputting multi-dimensional acoustics and meteorology numerical codes based on the program meteorology modules and the calculated total radiation; and formulating sound speeds within and above the forest environment based on the numerical codes.

Inventors: 
Tunick, Arnold D.; Meyers, Ronald E.; Deacon, Keith S.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Sensors and Measurement
FIle Date: 
2005-12-29
Grant Date: 
2009-12-15
Grant time: 
1,447 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
26
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY