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Large-Eddy Simulation of the Up-slope Boundary Layer

Schumann, U. (1990) Large-Eddy Simulation of the Up-slope Boundary Layer. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 116, Seiten 637-670. DOI: 10.1002/qj.49711649307

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Large-eddy simulation (LES) is used to determine the turbulent structure of the steady-state up-slope boundary layer (UBL) which forms at a uniformly heated inclined or vertical plane surface below a stratified atmosphere at rest. At proper scales, the problem depends solely on the slope angle a and the surface roughness height z<sub>0</sub> a relative to a length scale H which is a function of stratification and surface heating. We cover 2° ≤ α ≤ 90° and 3 × 10<sup>-5</sup> ≤ z<sub>0</sub>/H ≤ 3 × 10<sup>-2</sup> by a series of LESs. Simulations using different grids show that the results are only weakly sensitive to truncation errors. the UBL approaches a steady-state mean-profile by slowly decaying oscillations; its frequency equals the Brunt-Väisälä frequency times sin α. In the LES, convergence towards steady state has been enforced by adjusting the fields according to integral steady-state conditions. For α ≤ 10°, a well-mixed layer is formed which causes a strong temperature inversion and strong down-slope flow at the outer edge of the UBL. Large-scale coherence is weak with some indications of cross-slope rolls for small inclination angles and longitudinal rolls for steep slopes. Several mean quantities have been tabulated as a function of slope angle and surface roughness and approximating power laws are given. the dependence of mean quantities on the slope angle is difficult to explain with simple models, but the influence of surface roughness closely follows earlier results.

Titel:Large-Eddy Simulation of the Up-slope Boundary Layer
AutorenInstitution oder E-Mail-AdresseAutoren-ORCID
Erschienen in:Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
In Open Access:Nein
In ISI Web of Science:Nein
DOI :10.1002/qj.49711649307
Seitenbereich:Seiten 637-670
Stichwörter:Boundary Layer, Simulation
HGF - Forschungsbereich:Verkehr und Weltraum (alt)
HGF - Programm:Weltraum (alt)
HGF - Programmthema:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Schwerpunkt:Weltraum
DLR - Forschungsgebiet:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Teilgebiet (Projekt, Vorhaben):W - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung (alt)
Standort: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institute & Einrichtungen:Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre
Hinterlegt von: DLR-Beauftragter, elib
Hinterlegt am:02 Apr 2006
Letzte Änderung:12 Dez 2013 20:14

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