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Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 118, Issue 2, pp 305-323

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

  • Wensong WengAffiliated withDepartment of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, York University Email author 
  • , Peter A. TaylorAffiliated withDepartment of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, York University

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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 height Inertial oscillation Quasi-steady state Stable boundary layer Turbulence length scale