Some Observations and Analysis of Wind over Non-Uniform Terrain

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

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    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
    Issue number434
    Pages (from-to)857-869
    Publication statusPublished - 1976


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