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Title: A Kolmogorov-Brutsaert structure function model for evaporation into a turbulent atmosphere

In 1965, Brutsaert proposed a model that predicted mean evaporation rate from rough surfaces to scale with the 3/4 power law of the friction velocity ( u*) and the square–root of molecular diffusivity (D m) for water vapor. Furthermore, in arriving at these results, a number of assumptions were made regarding the surface renewal rate describing the contact durations between eddies and the evaporating surface, the diffusional mass process from the surface into eddies, and the cascade of turbulent kinetic energy sustaining the eddy renewal process itself.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States)
  2. Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0006967; SC0011461; NSF-AGS-1112938
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Water Resources Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 53; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0043-1397
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Research Org:
Duke Univ., Durham, NC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; evaporation; turbulent atmosphere; surface renewal; Kolmogorov; structure function
OSTI Identifier:
1466034
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1402402