Simulations of Atmospheric Flows in the Boundary Layer Over Inhomogeneous Surface Conditions
DESERT RESEARCH INST RENO NV
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The long-term goals of this research are to improve the description and prediction of resolvable and subgrid-scale atmospheric fields over inhomogeneous surfaces, and to develop an integrated modeling system for weather phenomena and dispersion effects on a variety of spatial and temporal scales. The specific objectives of this project are as follows 1 develop a fully-compressible and computationally efficient model that can be applied to atmospheric and dispersion fields on domains ranging from microscale to mesoscale, 2 investigate turbulence transfer within the atmospheric boundary layer, 3 formulate a conceptual model of nonlocal turbulent mixing, and 4 develop a method of evaluating atmospheric models.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Fluid Mechanics