Wind Flow Over Complex Terrain: A Historical Perspective and the Prospect for Large-Eddy Modelling

Abstract

The development of our understanding of turbulent flow overcomplex terrain is described. Despite considerable advances, there are still gaps in our knowledge. Large-eddy simulation of such flows is now becoming possible. This may stimulate further advances but it is computationally very demanding. The application of this technique to flow over hills is discussed.

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Wood, N. Wind Flow Over Complex Terrain: A Historical Perspective and the Prospect for Large-Eddy Modelling. Boundary-Layer Meteorology 96, 11–32 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1002017732694

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  • Hills
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  • Large-eddy simulation