Some Observations and Analysis of Wind over Non-Uniform Terrain

E. W. Peterson, Leif Kristensen, C. C. Su

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    Abstract

    Continuous measurements of wind were made throughout a layer extending from the surface to a depth of 12m over a distance along the direction of the wind of about 150 metres. It has been found that the variation in the elevation of the underlying terrain has a profound effect, larger than that of the variation in surface roughness. The shape of the downwind profiles is consistent with the prediction of second-order-closure change-of-roughness models. Another observational site has been selected for comparison and the study of flow over non-uniform terrain is continuing.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalQuarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
    Volume102
    Issue number434
    Pages (from-to)857-869
    ISSN0035-9009
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1976

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Some Observations and Analysis of Wind over Non-Uniform Terrain'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this