Analytical and Numerical Modelling of Flow Driven by Surface Differential Heating.
RISOE NATIONAL LAB ROSKILDE (DENMARK)
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The atmospheric flow generated in response to horizontal gradients in the surface temperature or heatflux is investigated. A linear model is described that can treat the problem for the case of small surface temperature gradients, including the approximate effect of a large-scale flow and the effect of a vertical structure in the heat and momentum diffusivity, and in the stratification. The second part of this report describes a numerical mesoscale model, and results from the application of this model to the simulation of the sea-breeze. Author
- Atmospheric Physics