Assessing the shear-sheltering theory applied to low-level jets in the nocturnal stable boundary layer
Henrique F. Duarte, The University of Georgia, Griffin, GA; and M. Y. Leclerc and G. Zhang
The objective of the present study is to verify the validity of the shear-sheltering theory applied to low-level jets in the nocturnal stable boundary layer, using eddy-covariance and wind-profile data collected in the central United States. Low-level jet events are identified and classified, and a spectral analysis of the surface turbulence during such events is presented. In light of the experimental evidence, the validity of the shear-sheltering theory is discussed.
Poster Session 3, Stable Boundary Layers
Monday, 2 August 2010, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM, Castle Peak Ballroom
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