Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
Adv. Sci. Res., 6, 75–78, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-6-75-2011
Adv. Sci. Res., 6, 75–78, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-6-75-2011

  01 Apr 2011

01 Apr 2011

A Non-Linear Mixed Spectral Finite-Difference 3-D model for planetary boundary-layer flow over complex terrain

W. Weng and P. A. Taylor W. Weng and P. A. Taylor
  • Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, Canada

Abstract. The Non-Linear Mixed Spectral Finite-Difference (NLMSFD) model for surface boundary-layer flow over complex terrain has been extended to planetary boundary-layer flow over topography. Comparisons are made between this new version and the surface layer model. The model is also applied to simulate an Askervein experimental case. The results are discussed and compared with the observed field data.