Flux-profile relation with roughness sublayer correction
2015 (English)In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, ISSN 0035-9009, E-ISSN 1477-870X, Vol. 141, no 689, 1191-1197 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Calculation of momentum flux using Monin–Obukhov similarity theory over forested areas is well known to underestimate the flux. Several suggestions of corrections to the standard flux-profile expression have been proposed in order to increase the magnitude of turbulent flux. The aim of this article is to find a simple, analytical representation for the characteristics of the flow within the canopy layer and the surface layer, including the roughness sublayer. A new form of the roughness sublayer correction is proposed, based on the desire to connect the shape of the roughness sublayer correction to forest characteristics. The new flux-profile relation can be used to find the flux or the wind profile whenever simple and fast estimations are needed, as for mesoscale modelling, scalar transport models, or sound propagation models.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 141, no 689, 1191-1197 p.
roughness sublayer; wind profile; dimensionless gradient; stability expressions
Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-237757DOI: 10.1002/qj.2426ISI: 000356805700016OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-237757DiVA: diva2:768809