Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 78, Issue 3, pp 291–320

Boundary-layer flow over topography: Impacts of the Askervein study

  • John L. Walmsley
  • Peter A. Taylor

DOI: 10.1007/BF00120939

Cite this article as:
Walmsley, J.L. & Taylor, P.A. Boundary-Layer Meteorol (1996) 78: 291. doi:10.1007/BF00120939


One of the objectives of the Askervein Hill Project was to obtain a comprehensive and accurate dataset for verification of models of flow and turbulence over low hills. In the present paper, a retrospective of the 1982 and 1983 Askervein experiments is presented. The field study is described in brief and is related to similar studies conducted in the early 1980s. Data limitations are discussed and applications of numerical and wind-tunnel models to Askervein are outlined. Problems associated with model simulations are noted and model results are compared with the field measurements.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • John L. Walmsley
    • 1
  • Peter A. Taylor
    • 2
  1. 1.Atmospheric Environment ServiceDownsviewCanada
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Atmospheric ScienceYork UniversityNorth YorkCanada