A semi-analytical solution for the mean wind profile in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer: the convective case

L. Buligon, G. A. Degrazia, O. C. Acevedo, C. R. P. Szinvelski, A. G. O. Goulart
2010 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics  
A novel methodology to derive the average wind profile from the Navier-Stokes equations is presented. The development employs the Generalized Integral Transform Technique (GITT), which combines series expansions with Integral Transforms. The new approach provides a solution described in terms of the quantities that control the wind vector with height. Parameters, such as divergence and vorticity, whose magnitudes represent sinoptic patterns are contained in the semi-analytical solution. The
more » ... l solution. The results of this new method applied to the convective boundary layer are shown to agree with wind data measured in Wangara experiment. Published by Copernicus Publications on behalf of the European Geosciences Union.
doi:10.5194/acp-10-2227-2010 fatcat:zbmizvg3x5fxra7ripbr6xlksi