Approximate solution for the Obukhov lenght and the surface fluxes in terms of bulk Richardson numbers

H.A.R. Bruin, R.J. Ronda, B.J.H. Wiel, van de

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

29 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Simple analytic approximate solutions arepresented for the set of equations that follows fromthe Monin–Obukhov flux-profile relationships using thestability functions of Dyer (unstable case) andBeljaars–Holtslag (stable case). Several publicationsare devoted to the same subject, however the currentapproach contains some new features, namely: (a) itappears to be more accurate for unstable situationsand (b) it applies also to the general case where windspeed (u) and potential temperature(¿) are given at different levels. In order toillustrate the accuracy of the approach a comparisonwith the actual solutions is presented for someselected combinations of ¿ and u levelstypical for various practical applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-157
JournalBoundary-Layer Meteorology
Volume95
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Approximate solution for the Obukhov lenght and the surface fluxes in terms of bulk Richardson numbers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this