Mark C. Kelly

  • Frederiksborgvej 399 P.O. Box 49

    4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

1987 …2021

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Research Interests / activity:

Atmospheric stability modeling. Theory and representation of buoyancy effects in Rapid-Distortion Theory (RDT), Large-eddy simulation (LES), Reynolds-Average Navier-Stokes (RANS), and mesoscale models; profile theory beyond the surface-layer; second-moment statisticalrelations for ABL fields.

Atmospheric turbulence/subgrid modelling. Representation of atmospheric turbulence and its multi-scale interaction with terrain, via LES, RANS, RDT, and quasi-linearized flow models.

Scale-dependent terrain characterization.  Terrain-induced drag; spectral and statistical representations; effective roughness; scale/resolution-dependent roughness.

Mesoscale-microscale interaction. Adapting mesoscale output to drive linear and nonlinear (LES/RANS) microscale models; mesoscale and microscale sub-grid parameterization of turbulent fluxes.

Probabilistic meteorological characterization.  Statistical representation of observed and sampled fields and reduced normalized representations, for generalizable application in e.g. wind energy.

Air-sea interaction and marine boundary layer.  Effect of ocean waves on turbulent atmospheric fluxes; modeling it in microscale (e.g. large-eddy simulation [LES]) and mesoscale codes.  Phase change and sea spray.

Long-range noise propagation from wind turbines. Stability and terrain effects on propagation of turbine noise. 

Keywords

  • User defined:
  • boundary-layer meteorology
  • CFD
  • large-eddy simulation
  • LES
  • probabilistic characterization
  • wind gusts
  • RANS
  • atmospheric thermodynamics
  • Synthetic turbulence
  • Air-sea interaction
  • WAsP Engineering
  • Wind profiles
  • Sea spray
  • Graduate education (MS and PhD)
  • Terrain characterization
  • Wind
  • Turbulence models
  • flow-modelling
  • mesoscale-microscale interaction
  • Spectral analysis
  • Micrometeorology
  • WAsP
  • complex terrain
  • Turbulence spectra
  • Atmospheric Turbulence
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis
  • Atmospheric stability
  • Roughness

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