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By Alexander Baklanov, Branko Grisogono, A. Baklanov, B. Grisogono

Most of practically-used turbulence closure types are in line with the concept that of downgra- ent shipping. hence the versions convey turbulent uxes of momentum and scalars as items of the suggest gradient of the transported estate and the corresponding turbulent delivery coef cient (eddy viscosity, okay , warmth conductivity, okay , or diffusivity, ok ). Fol- M H D lowing Kolmogorov (1941), turbulent shipping coef cients are taken to be proportional to the turbulent speed scale, u , and size scale, l : T T ok ? ok ? okay ? u l . (1) M H D T T 2 frequently u is identi ed with the turbulent kinetic power (TKE) according to unit mass, E ,and ok T is calculated from the TKE finances equation utilizing the Kolmogorov closure for the TKE dissipation fee: ? ? E /t , (2) okay okay T the place t ? l /u is the turbulent dissipation time scale. This method is justi ed whilst it T T T is utilized to impartial balance ows, the place l may be taken to be proportional to the space T from the closest wall. even if, this system encounters dif culties in strati ed ows (both strong and uns- ble). The turbulent Prandtl quantity Pr = ok /K indicates crucial dependence at the T M H strati cation and can't be regarded as constant.

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1b by the dashed line. In the above estimates we did not use data on the dimensionless heat flux Fˆz2 ≡ Fz2 /(E K E θ ) shown in Fig. 2b and 3b. The good correspondence between data and the theoretical curves in these figures serves as an empirical confirmation to our model. The last empirical constant to be determined is the exponent n in Eq. (55). We eliminate l z from Eqs. (53) and (54) to obtain z = L (2 Ri f τ )1/2 1/4 l , (65) where τ and are functions of Ri f as specified by Eqs. (38) and (39).

Recall that the flux Richardson number is defined as the ratio of the consumption of turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) caused by the negative buoyancy forces, −β Fθ , to the shear generation of the TKE, τ dU/dz: Ri f = −β Fθ . τ dU/dz (8) Similarity theory for the stably stratified atmospheric boundary layer 43 1 10 0 Ri 10 10 10 −1 −2 −1 1 0 10 2 10 10 10 z/L Fig. 3 Gradient Richardson number, Ri, within and above the ABL versus dimensionless height z/L, after the NS ABL data from LES DATABASE64 (dark grey points are for z < h and light grey points, for z > h) and observational data from the field campaign SHEBA (green points).

1988; Shih et al. 2000). In future work, particular attention should also be paid to direct verification of our approximations, such as those for the term ρ0−1 θ ∂ p/∂z taken to be proportional to β θ 2 (τ ) in Eq. (9b), and for the term εi3(eff) ≡ εi3 − β Fi − Q i3 assumed to be proportional to τi3 /tT in Eq. (10b). In the present state, our closure model does not account for vertical transports arising from internal waves. , by Jacobitz et al. (2005). , by Jin et al. (2003) and Baumert and Peters (2005).

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