Numerical and wind tunnel simulation of stratified shear layers to nonhomogeneous surface features
Two-dimensional airflows over various nonuniform surfaces in a stratified atmosphere are studied both numerically and experimentally. Three problems are investigated, classified by the effect of the external forcing functions upon the basic airflow. They are: 1) mountain lee waves, 2) heat islands (sea breezes are included here), and 3) heated mountain phenomena in a stratified airflow. Both experiments and numerical analyses are conducted for each case. A wind tunnel was designed and constructed for these particular problems, since they require very small velocities and a strong temperature ...
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