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Influence of Geostrophic Wind on Atmospheric Nocturnal Cooling

Claude EstournelLaboratoire d'Aérologie, 31062 Toulouse Cedex, France

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Abstract

A dynamic radiative model was used to study the influence of the geostrophic wind on the nocturnal cooling processes. For weak wind conditions, an important difference appears between the top levels of the inversion and turbulent layers. The dimensionless vertical profile of turbulent heat flux presents an important curvature at the beginning of the night; afterwards this profile varies little during the night.

Abstract

A dynamic radiative model was used to study the influence of the geostrophic wind on the nocturnal cooling processes. For weak wind conditions, an important difference appears between the top levels of the inversion and turbulent layers. The dimensionless vertical profile of turbulent heat flux presents an important curvature at the beginning of the night; afterwards this profile varies little during the night.

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