Toward a nonlinear theory of katabatic winds
First Online: 23 August 2011 Received: 26 August 2010 DOI:
Cite this article as: Ingel, L.K. Fluid Dyn (2011) 46: 505. doi:10.1134/S0015462811040016 Abstract
The classic Prandtl slope flow model is generalized to include nonlinear turbulent friction and rotation. Several general regularities are established. In particular, a universal expression for the mass flux along the slope and a relationship between the surface velocity components, both independent of the friction law, are obtained. The applicability of the model to describing katabatic winds on fairly large horizontal scales is discussed.
Keywords slope flows Prandtl model nonlinear flow rotation analytical solutions
Original Russian Text © L.Kh. Ingel, 2011, published in Izvestiya Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk, Mekhanika Zhidkosti i Gaza, 2011, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 3–12.
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