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Title: Characterizing the Turbulent Structure of the Convective Boundary Layer Using ARM/ASR Observations and LES Model Output

Abstract

This project used high-resolution observations and output from large-eddy simulation models to characterize turbulent motions within the planetary boundary layer. As part of this research, we (a) continued development of techniques to derive profiles of temperature and humidity from ground-based instruments, (b) characterized the higher order moments of water vapor at a tropical location, (c) evaluated the time-of-day dependent turbulent mixing within the boundary layer, (d) developed an improved method to derive turbulent quantities at the top of the boundary layer from profiles of temperature, humidity, and wind, (e) organized and conducted a large field campaign to study the interactions between the land surface and atmosphere, and (f) developed improved ways to determine the depth of the boundary layer.

Authors:
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  1. Cleveland State University
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Contributing Org.:
NOAA, NASA
OSTI Identifier:
1572175
Report Number(s):
Final Report
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0014375
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Turbulence, convective boundary layer, Raman lidar, large eddy simulation model

Citation Formats

Turner, David D, Heus, Thijs, and Ferrare, Richard A. Characterizing the Turbulent Structure of the Convective Boundary Layer Using ARM/ASR Observations and LES Model Output. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1572175.
Turner, David D, Heus, Thijs, & Ferrare, Richard A. Characterizing the Turbulent Structure of the Convective Boundary Layer Using ARM/ASR Observations and LES Model Output. United States. doi:10.2172/1572175.
Turner, David D, Heus, Thijs, and Ferrare, Richard A. Tue . "Characterizing the Turbulent Structure of the Convective Boundary Layer Using ARM/ASR Observations and LES Model Output". United States. doi:10.2172/1572175. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1572175.
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author = {Turner, David D and Heus, Thijs and Ferrare, Richard A},
abstractNote = {This project used high-resolution observations and output from large-eddy simulation models to characterize turbulent motions within the planetary boundary layer. As part of this research, we (a) continued development of techniques to derive profiles of temperature and humidity from ground-based instruments, (b) characterized the higher order moments of water vapor at a tropical location, (c) evaluated the time-of-day dependent turbulent mixing within the boundary layer, (d) developed an improved method to derive turbulent quantities at the top of the boundary layer from profiles of temperature, humidity, and wind, (e) organized and conducted a large field campaign to study the interactions between the land surface and atmosphere, and (f) developed improved ways to determine the depth of the boundary layer.},
doi = {10.2172/1572175},
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