Observations of vertical velocity skewness within the marine stratocumulus-topped boundary layer

K. A. Moyer, G. S. Young

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Abstract

Profiles of vertical velocity skewness from three turbulence flights are presented here. These three flights were chosen because each represents a distinctly different pattern of vertical velocity skewness. The observations of vertical velocity skewness from each of these flights are compared to the skewness statistics derived from a large-eddy simulation (LES) of a boundary layer whose profile of buoyancy flux is qualitatively similar to that found on the given FIRE flight. Plausible explanations are put forward in an effort to address some of the differences between the FIRE observations of vertical velocity skewness and those predicted by the LES models. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-410
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science

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