SAVANT: Stable Atmospheric Variability ANd Transport
|Authors:||April Hiscox Junming Wang David Kristovich|
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|Created:||Jan 02, 2019 at 10:23 p.m.|
|Last updated:|| Jan 03, 2019 at 12:18 a.m.
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Stable boundary layers are still a relatively problematic component of atmospheric modeling, despite their frequent occurrence. While general agreement exists that MO similarity is not applicable in the SBL due to the non-homogeneous, non-stationary flow, no universal organizing theory for the surface SBL has been presented. This poses a problem when examining aerosol movement as a function of atmospheric dynamics. It is known that stable air stratification results in katabatic downslope winds, even in very shallow topographic airsheds. These downslope winds can converge with background flow, and it is hypothesized that this convergence provides a starting point for specific events, such as internal gravity waves. Even though the stable boundary layer is normally shallow, internal gravity waves can propagate at an angle from the horizontal plane, and modify local shear, thus generating periodic turbulent mixing in space. Some studies have measured converging background and drainage flows in mountain areas, however, few studies have examined this in less dramatic, but more common, topographic areas. We are conducting a measurement campaign to address these open issues.
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|Agency Name||Award Title||Award Number|
|National Science Foundation||Collaborative Research: Facility Support: Center for Transformative Environmental Monitoring Programs (CTEMPs)||1440506|
|National Science Foundation||1733746|
|CTEMPs OSU-UNR||CTEMPs||Nevada, US|
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