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By Alexander Baklanov, Branko Grisogono, A. Baklanov, B. Grisogono

This number of peer reviewed papers represents a concise, up to date precis of our present wisdom of planetary boundary layer (PBL) physics and parameterization. As such, it makes a huge contribution to the interchange of information and ideas among physicists, meteorologists and environmental modellers and units out the direction to be in next examine to enhance PBL parameterizations in weather, numerical climate prediction, air caliber, and emergency preparedness models.Major topics lined are: Nature and conception of turbulent boundary layers; Boundary layer flows - modelling and functions to environmental protection; Nature, thought and modelling of boundary-layer flows; and Air flows inside of and above city and different complicated canopies - air-sea-ice interactions.The NATO complex learn Workshop, held in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 18-22 April 2006, that gave upward push to this, booklet was once attended by means of fifty seven scientists drawn from 21 international locations on 4 continents. In reputation of his notable occupation and achieving the milestone age of 70, the workshop was once devoted to Professor Sergej Zilitinkevitch and a considerable variety of contributions are in accordance with or associated with his primary paintings.

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The concepts of the downgradient turbulent transport and the turbulent exchange coefficients, as well as the relationships K {M,H,D} = 1/2 f {M,H,D} (Ri)E K l T are consistent with the flux-budget equations only in comparatively simple particular cases relevant to the homogeneous regime of turbulence. Only in these cases the turbulent exchange coefficients can be rigorously defined, in contrast to the turbulent fluxes that represent clearly defined, measurable parameters, governed by the flux-budget equations.

Figure 2 confirms that the ξ dependence of H is indeed essentially stronger than linear: With increasing ξ , the best-fit linear dependence H = 1 + 2ξ shown by the thin line diverge from data more and more, and at ξ 1 becomes unacceptable. 2ξ 2 relevant only for very large ξ . Figure 1 confirms the expected linear dependence. Both figures demonstrate a reasonably good performance of Eq. 47. For comparison, data for z > h (indicated by light grey points) quite expectedly exhibit wide spread. The composite scale L ∗ is calculated after Eqs.

S. Zilitinkevich et al. that this is an important mechanism responsible for the principle difference between the heat and the momentum transfer. To determine the energy of the vertical velocity fluctuations, we modify the traditional return-to-isotropy formulation accounting for the effect of stratification on the redistribution of the TKE between horizontal and vertical velocity components. We then derive a simple algebraic version of an energetically consistent closure model for the steady-state, homogeneous regime, and verify it against available experimental, LES and DNS data.

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