Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 118, Issue 2, pp 305–323

Modelling the One-Dimensional Stable Boundary Layer with an E Turbulence Closure Scheme

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10546-005-2774-3

Cite this article as:
Weng, W. & Taylor, P.A. Boundary-Layer Meteorol (2006) 118: 305. doi:10.1007/s10546-005-2774-3

Abstract

The atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) model of Weng and Taylor with E−ℓ turbulence closure is applied to simulate the one-dimensional stably stratified ABL. The model has been run for nine hours from specified initial wind, potential temperature and turbulent kinetic energy profiles, and with a specified cooling rate applied at the surface. Different runs are conducted for different cooling rates, geostrophic winds and surface roughnesses. The results are discussed and compared with other models, large-eddy simulations and published field data.

Keywords

Boundary-layer heightInertial oscillationQuasi-steady stateStable boundary layerTurbulence length scale

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth and Space Science and EngineeringYork UniversityNorth YorkCanada