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Second-order model for atmospheric turbulence without critical Richardson number
Caggio, M. ; Schiavon, M. ; Tampieri, F. ; Bodnár, Tomáš
The purpose of this communication is to present a derivation of the non-dimensional vertical gradients of the mean wind speed and mean potential temperature expressed in terms of the so-called similarity functions for very stable conditions of the atmosphere where theoretical approaches provide conflicting results (see e.g. Luhar et al. [19]). The result is based on the analysis of the second-order model equations in the boundary layer approximations in which new heat flux equations are proposed. The model employs a recent closure for the pressure-temperature correlation, avoiding the issue of a critical treshold for the Richardson number.
The effect of submeso motions on second-order moment budgets in the stable atmospheric boundary layer
Schiavon, M. ; Tampieri, F. ; Caggio, M. ; Bodnár, Tomáš
The effect of submeso motions on small-scale turbulence is studied considering the budget of the vertical flux of stream-wise momentum, ⟨uw⟩, in the atmospheric stable boundary layer (SBL). A parameter expressing the strength of the submeso effect is defined, and the budget is evaluated from observations both for small and large submeso effect. It results that submeso motions affect the efficiency of the vertical transport by small-scale turbulence, having implications on the terms composing the momentum flux budget and on its corresponding closures.

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