Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 160–166 | Cite as

Countergradient heat transfer in the atmospheric boundary layer over a rough surface

  • A. F. Kurbatskiy


The nonlocality of the mechanism of turbulent heat transfer in the atmospheric boundary layer over a rough surface manifests itself in the form of bounded areas of countergradient heat transfer, which are diagnosed from analysis of balance items in the transport equation for the variance of temperature fluctuations and from calculation of the coefficients of turbulent momentum and heat transfer invoking the model of “gradient diffusion.” It is shown that countergradient heat transfer in local regions is caused by turbulent diffusion or by the term of the divergence of triple correlation in the balance equation for the temperature variance.


Turbulence Model Atmospheric Boundary Layer Heat Transfer Oceanic Physic Convective Boundary Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Novosibirsk State UniversityNovosibirskRussia

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