Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 12, Issue 9, pp 881–890 | Cite as

The effects of roughness change on the surface layer of the atmosphere (I) — The variations of wind speed and shear stress

  • Xu Da-peng
  • Julian Hunt


A general four-layer structure linear theory for predicting the effects of arbitrarily distributed roughness change on the variations of wind speed and shear stress in the surface layer of 3D and 2D atmospheres was presented. The results derived by the theory were agreeable to the previous ones.

Key words

atmospheric boundary layer surface roughness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xu Da-peng
    • 1
  • Julian Hunt
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of MechanicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijing
  2. 2.Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of CambridgeCambridge, Britain

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