An Investigation of Vertical Turbulent Transport Processes in Coastal Regions Using Tower Observations
Master of Science (MS)
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FLUX, TURBULENCE, DRAG COEFFICIENT, TOWER
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High-resolution tower observations of turbulent transport processes in the coastal atmospheric surface layer show that the exchange coefficients for momentum, enthalpy, and moisture behave differently for different environmental and atmospheric conditions. The drag coefficient is closely tied to wind speed and turbulent intensity. The exchange coefficient for enthalpy shows a dependence on stability. Analysis of the turbulent kinetic energy budget yields a new parameterization framework that well explains the observed variation of the drag coefficient, particularly at low wind speeds.
Furst, Jonathan Joseph, "An Investigation of Vertical Turbulent Transport Processes in Coastal Regions Using Tower Observations" (2013). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 814.
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