Accession Number : ADA136702

Title :   Analytical and Numerical Modelling of Flow Driven by Surface Differential Heating.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : RISOE NATIONAL LAB ROSKILDE (DENMARK)

Personal Author(s) : Troen,I

PDF Url : ADA136702

Report Date : Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : The atmospheric flow generated in response to horizontal gradients in the surface temperature or heatflux is investigated. A linear model is described that can treat the problem for the case of small surface temperature gradients, including the approximate effect of a large-scale flow and the effect of a vertical structure in the heat and momentum diffusivity, and in the stratification. The second part of this report describes a numerical mesoscale model, and results from the application of this model to the simulation of the sea-breeze. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Atmospheric motion, Atmospheric temperature, Surface temperature, Temperature gradients, Heating, Equations of motion, Differential thermal analysis, Mathematical models, Denmark

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE