Workshop on Wave-Turbulence Interactions in Stable Atmospheric Boundary Layers


 Organizing Committee

Jielun Sun, NCAR

Larry Mahrt, Oregon State University

Carmen Nappo, CJN Research Meteorology

Motivation

A few “clean” gravity waves with nearly constant amplitude and period have been observed in the atmospheric boundary layer. Most of the atmospheric “waves” or wave-like disturbances associated with turbulence intermittency in stable boundary layers are associated with only a few cycles with varying amplitude and period. These “wave packets” are often further degraded through generation of the intermittent turbulence. We need to determine how these ubiquitous wave packets lead to intermittent turbulence and how turbulence feedback on the wave-like disturbances, that is the main objectives of this workshop. Understanding interactions between wave-like disturbances and turbulence is critical for dealing with turbulence parameterization and improving numerical model performance under stable conditions.

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