An intercomparison of large-eddy simulations of the stable boundary layer

Robert J. Beare, Malcolm K. Macvean, Albert A.M. Holtslag, Joan Cuxart, Igor Esau, Jean Christophe Golaz, Maria A. Jimenez, Marat Khairoutdinov, Branko Kosovic, David Lewellen, Thomas S. Lund, Julie K. Lundquist, Anne McCabe, Arnold F. Moene, Yign Noh, Siegfried Raasch, Peter Sullivan

研究成果: Contribution to journalArticle査読

355 被引用数 (Scopus)


Results are presented from the first intercomparison of large-eddy simulation (LES) models for the stable boundary layer (SBL), as part of the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment Atmospheric Boundary Layer Study initiative. A moderately stable case is used, based on Arctic observations. All models produce successful simulations, in as much as they generate resolved turbulence and reflect many of the results from local scaling theory and observations. Simulations performed at 1-m and 2-m resolution show only small changes in the mean profiles compared to coarser resolutions. Also, sensitivity to subgrid models for individual models highlights their importance in SBL simulation at moderate resolution (6.25 m). Stability functions are derived from the LES using typical mixing lengths used in numerical weather prediction (NWP) and climate models. The functions have smaller values than those used in NWP. There is also support for the use of K-profile similarity in parametrizations. Thus, the results provide improved understanding and motivate future developments of the parametrization of the SBL.

ジャーナルBoundary-Layer Meteorology
出版ステータス出版済み - 2 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 大気科学


「An intercomparison of large-eddy simulations of the stable boundary layer」の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらがまとまってユニークなフィンガープリントを構成します。