Atmospheric boundary layers: nature, theory and applications to environmental modelling and security.- Some modern features of boundary-layer meteorology: a birthday tribute for Sergej Zilitinkevich.- Energy- and flux-budget (EFB) turbulence closure model for stably stratified flows. Part I: steady-state, homogeneous regimes.- Similarity theory and calculation of turbulent fluxes at the surface for the stably stratified atmospheric boundary layer.- Application of a large-eddy simulation database to optimisation of first-order closures for neutral and stably stratified boundary layers.- The effect of mountainous topography on moisture exchange between the "surface" and the free atmosphere.- The influence of nonstationarity on the turbulent flux-gradient relationship for stable stratification.- Chemical perturbations in the planetary boundary layer and their relevance for chemistry transport modelling.- Theoretical considerations of meandering winds in simplified conditions.- Aerodynamic roughness of the sea surface at high winds.- Modelling dust distributions in the atmospheric boundary layer on Mars.- On the turbulent Prandtl number in the stable atmospheric boundary layer.- Micrometeorological observations of a microburst in southern Finland.- Role of land-surface temperature feedback on model performance for the stable boundary layer.- Katabatic flow with Coriolis effect and gradually varying eddy diffusivity.- Parameterisation of the planetary boundary layer for diagnostic wind models.
This volume presents peer-reviewed papers from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Atmospheric Boundary Layers held in April 2006. The papers are divided into thematic sessions: nature and theory of turbulent boundary layers; boundary-layer flows: modeling and applications to environmental security; nature, theory and modeling of boundary-layer flows; air flows within and above urban and other complex canopies: air-sea-ice interaction.
Presents peer-reviewed papers from the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Atmospheric Boundary Layers
Serves as a state-of-the-art summary of the latest findings and applications in atmospheric boundary layers
Pays tribute to Professor Sergej Zilitinkevich, with a major part of the presentations based on or linked to his fundamental works