Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 117, Issue 2, pp 231–257

‘Application of a New Spectral Theory of Stably Stratified Turbulence to the Atmospheric Boundary Layer over Sea Ice’

  • Semion Sukoriansky
  • Boris Galperin
  • Veniamin Perov


A new spectral closure model of stably stratified turbulence is used to develop a K–ε model suitable for applications to the atmospheric boundary layer. This K–ε model utilizes vertical viscosity and diffusivity obtained from the spectral theory. In the ε equation, the Coriolis parameter-dependent formulation of the coefficient C1 suggested by Detering and Etling is generalized to include the dependence on the Brunt-Väisälä frequency, N. The new K–ε model is tested in simulations of the ABL over sea ice and compared with observations from BASE as simulated in large-eddy simulations by Kosovic and Curry, and observations from SHEBA.


Atmospheric boundary layer Spectral theories Stable stratification Turbulence 


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© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Semion Sukoriansky
    • 1
  • Boris Galperin
    • 2
  • Veniamin Perov
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering/Perlstone Center for Aeronautical Engineering StudiesBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.College of Marine ScienceUniversity of South FloridaSt. PetersburgU.S.A
  3. 3.Department of Research and DevelopmentSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological InstituteNorrköpingSweden

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