About this book
This book offers a comprehensive review of our current understanding of the planetary boundary layer, particularly the turbulent exchanges of momentum, heat and passive scalars between the surface of the Earth and the atmosphere.
It presents and discusses the observations and the theory of the turbulent boundary layer, both for homogeneous and more realistic heterogeneous surface conditions, as well as the dispersion of tracers. Lastly it addresses the main problems arising due to turbulence in weather, climate and atmospheric composition numerical models.
Written for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate-level students and atmospheric researchers, it is also of interest to anyone wanting to understand the findings and obtain an update on problems that have yet to be solved.
Atmospheric Turbulence Convective Boundary Layer Large Eddy Simulations Stable Boundary Layer Urban Boundary Layer Atmospheric dispersion Canopy layer Reynolds averaged equations Internal boundary layer Turbulent dispersion Canopy flow Obukhov length Numerical weather prediction Monin Obukhov similarity theory Passive scalars
- Book Title Turbulence and Dispersion in the Planetary Boundary Layer
- Series Title Physics of Earth and Space Environments
- Series Abbreviated Title Physics of Earth,Space Environments
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43604-3
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-43602-9
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82866-4
- eBook ISBN 978-3-319-43604-3
- Series ISSN 1610-1677
- Series E-ISSN 1865-0678
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XVI, 241
- Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour
Geophysics and Environmental Physics
Numerical and Computational Physics, Simulation
Fluid- and Aerodynamics
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