Discussion and Applications of Slab Models of the Convective Boundary Layer Based on the Turbulent Kinetic Energy Budget Parameterisations

TitleDiscussion and Applications of Slab Models of the Convective Boundary Layer Based on the Turbulent Kinetic Energy Budget Parameterisations
Publication TypeArticolo su Rivista peer-reviewed
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsVillani, Maria Gabriella, Maurizi A., and Tampieri F.
Volume114
Issue3
Pagination539
Date Published2005/03/01
Abstract

Some of the most widely used slab model formulations for applications in the convective boundary layer are analysed and discussed. Three main classes are identified based on different approximations of the turbulent kinetic energy equation. The models appear to be quite insensitive to the initial values for boundary-layer height, and temperature discontinuity at the boundary-layer top. The slab models are applied to a case of sea-land transition from the literature, and a case of convective boundary layer time evolution over a homogeneous terrain at San Pietro Capofiume (Bologna, Italy). The different parameterisations turn out to be almost equivalent for the cases studied. The models generally underpredict the value for the height, while all give very good estimates for the mean mixed-layer temperature.

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10546-004-1415-6
Short TitleBoundary-Layer Meteorology