Modeling atmospheric boundary layers for climate studies

A.A.M. Holtslag, G. Svensson, P.J. Rasch, W. Large

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Abstract

The modeling and prediction of the atmospheric boundary layer is a persistent problematic feature in studies of weather, climate and air quality. In this talk an overview will be given of recent modifications made in the boundary layer formulation of the NCAR Community Atmospheric Climate Model. Impacts will be discussed of an explicit entrainment formulation in the dry convective boundary layer. Also results will be discussed of the impacts of increasing the vertical resolution near the surface of the earth, in particular for stably stratified conditions. It appears that these modifications do show an improvement in the overall representation although major difficulties remain.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, Stockholm, Sweden, 9 - 13 June, 2008
Place of PublicationBoston
PublisherAmerican Meteorological Society
Pages2.1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event18th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence -
Duration: 9 Jun 200813 Jun 2008

Conference

Conference18th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence
Period9/06/0813/06/08

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