Large‐eddy simulations of the atmospheric boundary layer over an Alpine glacier: Impact of synoptic flow direction and governing processes

  title={Large‐eddy simulations of the atmospheric boundary layer over an Alpine glacier: Impact of synoptic flow direction and governing processes},
  author={Brigitta Goger and Ivana Stiperski and Lindsey I. Nicholson and Tobias Sauter},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society},
  pages={1319 - 1343}
The mass balance of mountain glaciers is of interest for several applications (e.g., local hydrology or climate projections), and turbulent fluxes can be an important contributor to glacier surface mass balance during strong melting events. The underlying complex terrain leads to spatial heterogeneity and non‐stationarity of turbulent fluxes. Owing to the contribution of thermally induced flows and gravity waves, exchange mechanisms are fully three‐dimensional, instead of only vertical… 
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