Results are presented from a large eddy simulation (LES) and wind tunnel study of the turbulence regime in a horizontally evolving sheared atmospheric convective boundary layer (CBL) capped by a… (More)

Modifications of turbulence regime in the sheared convective boundary layer (CBL) by a number of external nonbuoyant forcings are studied experimentally in a thermally stratified wind tunnel and… (More)

Buoyancy inhomogeneities on sloping surfaces arise in numerous situations, for example, from variations in snow/ice cover, cloud cover, topographic shading, soil moisture, vegetation type, and land… (More)

The Prandtl number dependence of unsteady laminar natural convection along an infinite vertical plate in a thermally stratified fluid is investigated. Flows are induced by an impulsive (step) change… (More)

A simple theory is presented for a nocturnal low-level jet (LLJ) over a planar slope. The theory extends the classical inviscid inertialoscillation model of LLJs to include upand downslope motion in… (More)

The article reviews past accomplishments and recent advances in conceptual understanding, numerical simulation, and physical interpretation of the wind shear phenomena in the atmospheric convective… (More)

This paper revisits the classical problem of convectively driven one-dimensional (parallel) flow along an infinite vertical plate. We consider flows induced by an impulsive (step) change in plate… (More)

The paper considers the moderately turbulent natural convection flow of a stably stratified fluid along an infinite vertical plate (wall). Attention is restricted to statistically stationary flow… (More)

This paper investigates the behavior of katabatic flow induced by an idealized, thermally inhomogeneous surface; a strip of surface cooling that has a finite width in the along-slope direction and is… (More)

This paper describes one-dimensional (parallel) laminar natural convection in a viscous stably stratified fluid owing to temporally periodic variations in the surface temperature of infinite vertical… (More)