[1088] - Heat and moisture budgets from airborne measurements and high-resolution model simulations

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Zacharias, S., Reyers, M., Pinto, J. G., Schween, J., Crewell, S., Kerschgens, M., 2012. Heat and moisture budgets from airborne measurements and high-resolution model simulations. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 117, 47 - 61. DOI: 10.1007/s00703-012-0188-6.
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Title(s):Main Title: Heat and moisture budgets from airborne measurements and high-resolution model simulations
Description(s):Abstract: High-resolution simulations with a mesoscale model are performed to estimate heat and moisture budgets of awell-mixed boundary layer.Themodel budgets are validated against energy budgets obtained from airborne measurements over heterogeneous terrain in Western Germany. Time rate of change, vertical divergence, and horizontal advection for an atmospheric column of air are estimated.Results showthat the time trend of specific humidity exhibits some deficiencies, while the potential temperature trend is matched accurately. Furthermore, the simulated turbulent surface fluxes of sensible and latent heat are comparable to themeasured fluxes, leading to similar values of the vertical divergence. The analysis of different horizontal model resolutions exhibits improved surface fluxes with increased resolution, a fact attributed to a reduced aggregation effect. Scale-interaction effects could be identified: while time trends and advection are strongly influenced by mesoscale forcing, the turbulent surface fluxes are mainly controlled by microscale processes.
Identifier(s):DOI: 10.1007/s00703-012-0188-6
Relation(s):Is Version Of: URL: http://www.tr32db.uni-koeln.de/data.php?dataID=749
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Creator(s):Author: Stefan Zacharias
Author: Mark Reyers
Author: Joaquim G. Pinto
Author: Jan Schween
Author: Susanne Crewell
Author: Michael Kerschgens
TR32 Topic:Atmosphere
Related Sub-project(s):D2
Subject(s):CRC/TR32 Keywords: Atmosphere, Moisture, High Resolution, COSMO
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File Name:Zacharias_2012_zrpssk_map_online.pdf
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File Size:763 kB (0.745 MB)
Date(s):Date Accepted: 2012-02-23
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Measurement Region:NorthRhine-Westphalia
Measurement Location:--NorthRhine-Westphalia--
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Source:Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
Number Of Pages:15
Page Range:47 - 61
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Metadata Creator:Sandra Steinke
Metadata Created:2014-09-21
Metadata Last Updated:2014-09-21
Funding Phase:2
Metadata Language:English
Metadata Version:V40
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