Idealized large-eddy simulations of sea and lake breezes: sensitivity to lake diameter, heat flux and stability

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Publication Type Manuscript
School or College College of Mines & Earth Sciences
Department Atmospheric Sciences
Creator Horel, John D.
Other Author Crosman, Erik T.
Title Idealized large-eddy simulations of sea and lake breezes: sensitivity to lake diameter, heat flux and stability
Date 2012-01-01
Description Idealized large-eddy simulations of lake and sea breezes are conducted to deter mine the sensitivity of these thermally-driven circulations to variations in the land-surface sensible heat flux and initial atmospheric stability. The lake-breeze and sea-breeze metrics of horizontal wind speed, horizontal extent, and depth are assessed. Modelled asymmetries about the coastline in the horizontal extent of the low-level onshore flow are found to vary as a function of the heat flux and stability. Small lake breezes develop similarly to sea breezes in the morning, but have a significantly weaker horizontal wind speed component and a smaller horizontal extent than sea breezes in the afternoon.
Type Text
Publisher Springer
First Page 1
Last Page 20
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Crosman, E. T., & Horel, J. D. (2012). Idealized large-eddy simulations of sea and lake breezes: sensitivity to lake diameter, heat flux and stability. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 1-20.
Rights Management (c) Springer (The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com)
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Identifier uspace,17386
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Date Created 2012-08-28
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 708049
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6668xz6
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