Buoyancy effects on the scaling characteristics of atmospheric boundary-layer wind fields in the mesoscale range

V. P. Kiliyanpilakkil, S. Basu, A. Ruiz-Columbié, G. Araya, L. Castillo, B. Hirth, W. Burgett

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Abstract

We have analyzed long-term wind speed time series from five field sites up to a height of 300 m from the ground. Structure function-based scaling analysis has revealed that the scaling exponents in the mesoscale regime systematically depend on height. This anomalous behavior is likely caused by the buoyancy effects. In the framework of the extended self-similarity, the relative scaling exponents portray quasiuniversal behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033005
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume92
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 4 2015

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