Amending the w* velocity scale for surface layer, entrainment zone, and baroclinic shear in mixed forced/free turbulent convection

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Naval Postgraduate School , Monterey, Calif
Heat convection, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), Atmospheric turbulence, Mathematical m
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Mixed layer(Atmospheric), Richardson number, Baroclinicity. Abstract: We amend the free convective mixed layer velocity scale, w* to w*s to include mechanical turbulence from forced convection. W*s has discrete surface layer, entrainment zone, and baroclinic components and requires the length scales: zo, L, Delta h, zi, and zb, a newly defined baroclinic length. To close the system we offer simple models for delta h, the entrainment zone depth. The delta h models show realistic diurnal hysteresis, using a critical bulk Richardson number which exceeds unity.

Other titlesNPS-PH-92-007.
Statementby R.F. Kamada
ContributionsNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination14 p. :
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Open LibraryOL25498061M

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