Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics

, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 351–361 | Cite as

Large-eddy simulation of stratified turbulent flows over heterogeneous landscapes



Large-eddy simulation (LES) runs are performed to calculate flows over heterogeneous surfaces imitating small forest lakes. Regularities in the turbulent exchange of heat and momentum over such objects are examined. A weak sensitivity of turbulence characteristics over a “lake” to thermal stratification is noted. Problems of the representativeness of field eddy covariance measurements of turbulent fluxes over such objects are discussed.


atmospheric boundary layer lake turbulence large-eddy simulation LES 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Numerical MathematicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Research Computing CenterMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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