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The near-neutral atmospheric surface layer: turbulence and non-stationarity

Metzger, M. and McKeon, B. J. and Holmes, H. (2007) The near-neutral atmospheric surface layer: turbulence and non-stationarity. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 365 (1852). pp. 859-876. ISSN 1364-503X . http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20141008-163610413

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Abstract

The neutrally stable atmospheric surface layer is used as a physical model of a very high Reynolds number, canonical turbulent boundary layer. Challenges and limitations with this model are addressed in detail, including the inherent thermal stratification, surface roughness and non-stationarity of the atmosphere. Concurrent hot-wire and sonic anemometry data acquired in Utah’s western desert provide insight to Reynolds number trends in the axial velocity statistics and spectra.


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McKeon, B. J.0000-0003-4220-1583
Contact Email Address:mckeon@caltech.edu
Additional Information:© 2007 The Royal Society. Published online 16 January 2007. One contribution of 14 to a Theme Issue ‘Scaling and structure in high Reynolds number wall-bounded flows’. This work was funded by the Office of Naval Research. B.J.M. is grateful for the support of a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship during the field experiments. Field support from Dugway Proving Ground is also appreciated. The authors further benefited from the help of Drs I. Marusic and E. Pardyjak.
Group:Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories (Fluid Mechanics), GALCIT
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Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:high Reynolds number; neutral stability; atmospheric surface layer; non-stationary flow; streamwise velocity; spectral scaling
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