Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp 291–305 | Cite as

The combined use of three different approaches to obtain the best estimate of meso-β surface winds over complex terrain

Research note
  • Pinhas Alpert


Three approaches for estimating meso-β (Δx=5–10 km) surface winds over complex terrain are applied to obtain best estimates of typical summertime surface flow in Israel, based on a detailed 3-D model, a one-level sigma model and a dense network of surface wind observations. A scheme for combining the three approaches is outlined and illustrated through two examples showing how the approaches complement each other. It is suggested that such a man-machine combination is best for estimation of surface winds over complex terrain.


Surface Wind Dense Network Sigma Model Surface Flow Complex Terrain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pinhas Alpert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geophysics and Planeatry Sciences, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact SciencesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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