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Micrometeorology - Prof. Christoph Thomas

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Submeso-scale motions and stable boundary layers


From 10/2014

Field of research manager: Christoph Thomas
Staff: Lisa Dirks, Jannis Huss, Anita Freundorfer, Mohammad Abdoli, Lena Pfister, Tobias Linhardt

We conduct research on a class of motions termed submeso-scale motions, which are larger than turbulence, but smaller than those of typical weather systems (meso-scale). They become important at night when winds are weak, and they dominate the transport (diffusion and dispersion) of heat and mass including pollutants and contaminants. Please follow the link below to access the webpage, on which you can find more explanations and videos clips on visualizations.

Homepage: http://www.submeso.org

List of publications of this Field of research

Zeeman, MJ; Selker, JS; Thomas, CK: Near-surface motion in the nocturnal, stable boundary layer observed with fibre-optic distributed temperature sensing, Boundary-Layer Meterology, 154(2), 189-205 (2014), doi:10.1007/s10546-014-9972-9
Thomas, CK: Was, wenn wenig Wind weht?, Forum der Geoökologie(03/2014), 35-37 (2014)
Mahrt, L; Thomas, CK; Richardson, S; Seaman, N; Stauffer, D; Zeeman, MJ: Non-stationary generation of weak turbulence for very stable and weak-wind conditions, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 147, 179-199 (2013), doi:10.1007/s10546-012-9782-x
Mahrt, L; Thomas, CK; Prueger, JH: Space-time structure of mesoscale modes in the stable boundary layer, Quart. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 135, 67-75 (2009), doi:10.1002/qj.348
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