Atmospheric Turbulence and Mesoscale Meteorology: Scientific by Evgeni Fedorovich, Richard Rotunno, Bjorn Stevens

By Evgeni Fedorovich, Richard Rotunno, Bjorn Stevens

Bringing jointly prime researchers, this quantity surveys contemporary advancements within the fields of atmospheric turbulence and mesoscale meteorology, with specific emphasis at the parts pioneered through Douglas okay. Lilly. Numerical simulation is an more and more very important instrument for making improvements to our knowing of a variety of atmospheric phenomena, and this ebook appears to be like at sleek functions.

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7) is the sum of three production rates, only one of which – the one that involves a positive-definite diagonal element of Rij – produces a scalar flux that is necessarily directed down the scalar gradient. 7) represents down-gradient diffusion. With this fuller model of f i the rate of transfer of squared scalar becomes 2 fi ∂c ∂u i ∂c ∂c ∂c = −2T fj + Rij . 11) It appears that this could give “backscatter,” the local transfer of variance from smaller scales to larger, which is observed when h .

Rev. , 13, 253–272. 2 Phenomenological hunts in two-dimensional and stably stratified turbulence James C. 1 Introduction There are many distinctive turbulent regimes in nature that arise due to the various physical influences of velocity shear, density gradient and gravity, boundary configuration, (planetary) rotation, ionization, etc. , Re = V L/ν, where V and L are characteristic velocity and length scales and ν is the kinematic viscosity), the generic turbulent behaviors are to evince cascades of velocity and scalar variance that act to (1) broaden their wavenumber spectra and effect dissipation of variance; (2) spatially transport momentum and scalars; and (3) develop coherent structures.

A. eds. (1993). Large-Eddy Simulation of Complex Engineering and Geophysical Flows, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , and Moin, P. (1995). The basic equations for the large-eddy simulation of turbulent flows in complex geometries. J. Comp. , 118, 24–37. Gibson, M. M. (1963). Spectra of turbulence in a round jet. J. , 15, 161–173. Grant, H. , Stewart, R. W. and Moilliet, A. (1962). Turbulence spectra from a tidal channel. J. , 12, 241–263. Horst, T. , Lenschow, D. et al. (2004). HATS: Field observations to obtain spatially filtered turbulence fields from crosswind arrays of sonic anemometers in the atmospheric surface layer.

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