Thorpe method applied to planetary boundary layer data

López González-Nieto, P. and Cano, J. L. and Cano, D. and Tijera, M. (2008) Thorpe method applied to planetary boundary layer data. Il nuovo cimento C, 31 (5\6). pp. 881-892. ISSN 1826-9885

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Turbulence affects the dynamics of atmospheric processes by enhancing the transport of mass, heat, humidity and pollutants. The global objective of our work is to analyze some direct turbulent descriptors which reflect the mixing processes in the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). In this paper we present results related to the Thorpe displacements dT , the maximum Thorpe displacement (dT )max and the Thorpe scale LT , the Ozmidov scale and their time evolution in the ABL during a day cycle. A tethered balloon was used to obtain vertical profiles of the atmospheric physical magnitudes up to 1000m. We discuss the vertical and horizontal variability and how different descriptors are related to atmospheric mixing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Boundary layer structure and processes ; Convection, turbulence, and diffusion
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 17:18
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020 17:18

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