Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 68, Issue 1, pp 1–33

The impact of turbulence closure schemes on predictions of the Mixed Spectral Finite-Difference model for flow over topography

  • Keith W. Ayotte
  • Dapeng Xu
  • Peter A. Taylor
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00712662

Cite this article as:
Ayotte, K.W., Xu, D. & Taylor, P.A. Boundary-Layer Meteorol (1994) 68: 1. doi:10.1007/BF00712662

Abstract

Impacts of different closure schemes in the Mixed Spectral Finite-Difference model (Beljaarset al., 1987) for neutrally stratified atmospheric surface-layer flow over complex terrain are studied. Six different closure schemes, κ(Z+z0), Mixing Length,E−κ(Z+z0),E−ε,E−ε−π andq2l are compared. Model results for flow over an infinite series of sinusoidal ridges are examined in the context of the inner and outer layers defined by Jackson and Hunt (1975). Results are compared with rapid distortion estimates of the changes in normal stresses. The effects of streamline curvature are also examined in a qualitative sense.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith W. Ayotte
    • 1
  • Dapeng Xu
    • 1
  • Peter A. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Earth and Atmospheric ScienceYork UniversityNorth YorkCanada