Accession Number:

ADA551263

Title:

Simulations of Atmospheric Flows in the Boundary Layer Over Inhomogeneous Surface Conditions

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

DESERT RESEARCH INST RENO NV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE