Analysis of turbulence characteristics over the northern Tibetan Plateau area

Maoshan Li, Yaoming Ma, Weiqiang Ma, Zeyong Hu, Hirohiko Ishikawa, Zhongbo Su, Fanglin Sun

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Based on CAMP/Tibet [Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period (CEOP) Asia-Australia Monsoon Project (CAMP) on the Tibetan Plateau] turbulent data collected at the Bujiao (BJ) site of the Nagqu area, the turbulent structure and transportation characteristics in the near surface layer during summer are analyzed. The main results show that the relationship between the normalized standard deviation of 3D wind speed and stability satisfies the similarity law under both unstable and stable stratifications. The relations of normalized standard deviation of temperature and specific humidity to stability only obey the “−1/3 power law” under unstable conditions. In the case of stable stratifications, their relations to stability are dispersing. The sensible heat dominates in the dry period, while in the wet period, the latent heat is larger than the sensible heat.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-585
JournalAdvances in atmospheric sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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