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On the use of shear-dependent turbulent length-scales
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, International Science Programme (ISP).
2008 (English)In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, ISSN 0035-9009, Vol. 134, no 631, 539-540 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We investigate the behaviour of the recently proposed shear-dependent turbulent length-scale in the neutrally stratified surface layer. It is found that close to ground, this shear-dependent length-scale is proportional to height, and thus, equivalent to the law of the wall. We speculate that the law of the wall could be just a special case of applying the shear-length to near-surface flows.

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2008. Vol. 134, no 631, 539-540 p.
Keyword [en]
surface layer theory, wind shear, turbulent exchange, turbulence modelling
National Category
Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-107913DOI: 10.1002/qj.218ISI: 000259292500018OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-107913DiVA: diva2:233564
Available from: 2009-09-01 Created: 2009-08-31 Last updated: 2009-09-01Bibliographically approved

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