This collection of peer reviewed papers represents a concise, up-to-date summary of our current knowledge of planetary boundary layer (PBL) physics and parameterization. As such, it makes a major contribution to the interchange of knowledge and ideas between physicists, meteorologists and environmental modellers and sets out the course to be followed in subsequent research to improve PBL parameterizations in climate, numerical weather prediction, air quality, and emergency preparedness models.
Major themes covered are: Nature and theory of turbulent boundary layers; Boundary layer flows - modelling and applications to environmental security; Nature, theory and modelling of boundary-layer flows; and Air flows within and above urban and other complex canopies - air-sea-ice interactions.
The NATO Advanced Research Workshop, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 18-22 April 2006, that gave rise to this, book was attended by 57 scientists drawn from 21 countries on four continents. In recognition of his outstanding career and reaching the milestone age of 70, the workshop was dedicated to Professor Sergej Zilitinkevitch and a substantial number of contributions are based on or linked to his fundamental work.
|Atmospheric boundary layers: nature, theory and applications to environmental modelling and security||p. 1|
|Some modern features of boundary-layer meteorology: a birthday tribute for Sergej Zilitinkevich||p. 5|
|Energy- and flux-budget (EFB) turbulence closure model for stably stratified flows. Part I: steady-state, homogeneous regimes||p. 11|
|Similarity theory and calculation of turbulent fluxes at the surface for the stably stratified atmospheric boundary layer||p. 37|
|Application of a large-eddy simulation database to optimisation of first-order closures for neutral and stably stratified boundary layers||p. 51|
|The effect of mountainous topography on moisture exchange between the "surface" and the free atmosphere||p. 71|
|The influence of nonstationarity on the turbulent flux-gradient relationship for stable stratification||p. 89|
|Chemical perturbations in the planetary boundary layer and their relevance for chemistry transport modelling||p. 109|
|Theoretical considerations of meandering winds in simplified conditions||p. 123|
|Aerodynamic roughness of the sea surface at high winds||p. 133|
|Modelling dust distributions in the atmospheric boundary layer on Mars||p. 149|
|On the turbulent Prandtl number in the stable atmospheric boundary layer||p. 173|
|Micrometeorological observations of a microburst in southern Finland||p. 187|
|Role of land-surface temperature feedback on model performance for the stable boundary layer||p. 205|
|Katabatic flow with Coriolis effect and gradually varying eddy diffusivity||p. 221|
|Parameterisation of the planetary boundary layer for diagnostic wind models||p. 233|
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Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 4th December 2007
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.589