Atmospheric Boundary Layer: From Basic Turbulence Studies to Integrated Applications
Convener: Carlos Yagüe | Co-conveners: Maria Antonia Jimenez Cortes, Marc Calaf
| Wed, 10 Apr, 08:30–12:30, 14:00–15:30
Room 0.11
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X5

Driven by atmospheric turbulence, and integrating surface processes to free atmospheric conditions, the Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL) plays a key role not only in weather and climate, but also in air quality and wind/solar energy. It is in this context that this session invites theoretical, numerical and observational studies ranging from fundamental aspects of atmospheric turbulence, to parameterizations of the boundary layer, and to renewable energy or air pollution applications. Below we propose a list of the topics included:

- Observational methods in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer
- Simulation and modelling of ABL: from turbulence to boundary layer schemes
- Stable Boundary Layers, gravity waves and intermittency
- Evening and morning transitions of the ABL
- Convective processes in the ABL
- Boundary Layer Clouds and turbulence-fog interactions
- Micro-Mesoscale interactions
- Micrometeorology in complex terrain
- Agricultural and Forest processes in the ABL
- Diffusion and transport of constituents in the ABL
- Turbulence and Air Quality applications
- Turbulence and Wind Energy applications

Solicited talk:

- "Revisiting Monin-Okukhov Similarity Theory",
by Jielun Sun, NorthWest Research Associates, Boulder, Colorado, USA.