Advances in Meteorology

Atmospheric Boundary-Layer Processes and Atmospheric Modeling


Publishing date
05 Dec 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
18 Jul 2014

1Space Physics Laboratory, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Space, Government of India, Bangalore, India

2Environment Canada, Meteorological Research Division, Cloud Physics and Severe Weather Research Section, Toronto, ON, Canada

3Public Authority for Civil Aviation, Oman National Meteorological Services, Muscat, Oman

4Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmospheres and Land Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India


Atmospheric Boundary-Layer Processes and Atmospheric Modeling

Description

The atmospheric boundary layer (ABL), extending upward from the Earth's surface, is substantially influenced by energy and moisture from the underlying surface through turbulent transport processes. More than 50% of the atmospheric kinetic energy is dissipated within this ABL. Several boundary-layer processes are known to have a profound influence on the climate system. Appropriate representation of these processes in numerical atmospheric models and air quality models is accomplished through different ABL parametrization schemes. Despite considerable progress in the field of atmospheric modeling in the past few decades, the errors and uncertainties associated with the ABL parameterization schemes remain one of the primary sources of inaccuracies in numerical weather prediction (NWP) model simulations. Thus, the underlying physics behind the boundary-layer processes and their accurate representation in numerical atmospheric models remain a subject of investigation for many researchers.

We invite investigators to contribute with their original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to broaden our understanding of the boundary-layer processes and their representation in numerical atmospheric models. We are particularly interested in articles related to new theoretical and experimental investigations on boundary-layer processes over land, ocean, and coastal stations. In this special issue, we would also like to draw the attention of atmospheric modeling community to contribute with new findings in the field of NWP and specially on ABL. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Boundary-layer processes over land and oceans
  • Role of boundary-layer clouds in climate science
  • New experimental techniques for probing the ABL
  • Coastal ABL processes and mesoscale atmospheric circulations
  • Importance and parametrization of ABL processes in numerical atmospheric models

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/amete/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/amete/blpam/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 985353
  • - Editorial

Atmospheric Boundary-Layer Processes and Atmospheric Modeling

D. Bala Subrahamanyam | Ismail Gultepe | ... | A. N. V. Satyanarayana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 852108
  • - Research Article

The Sensible Heat Flux in the Course of the Year at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard: Characteristics of Eddy Covariance Data and Corresponding Model Results

Georg Jocher | Alexander Schulz | ... | Thomas Foken
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 528618
  • - Research Article

Simulating Flow and Dispersion by Using WRF-CFD Coupled Model in a Built-Up Area of Shenyang, China

Yijia Zheng | Yucong Miao | ... | Shu Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 397070
  • - Research Article

Numerical Study of the Effects of Topography and Urbanization on the Local Atmospheric Circulations over the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, China

Yucong Miao | Shuhua Liu | ... | Bicheng Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 763919
  • - Research Article

Assimilation of Chinese Doppler Radar and Lightning Data Using WRF-GSI: A Case Study of Mesoscale Convective System

Yi Yang | Ying Wang | Kefeng Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 679634
  • - Research Article

Impacts of a Saline Lake and Its Salinity on Local Precipitation

Lijuan Wen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 618903
  • - Research Article

Laboratory Simulations of Local Winds in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer via Image Analysis

Monica Moroni | Antonio Cenedese
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 302746
  • - Research Article

Meso-Alpha Scale Tropospheric Interactions within the Western Mediterranean Basin: Statistical Results Using 15-Year NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Dataset

J. L. Palau | F. Rovira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 349592
  • - Research Article

Spatial and Temporal Variability of Aerosol Vertical Distribution Based on Lidar Observations: A Haze Case Study over Jinhua Basin

Wanchun Zhang | Mortier Augustin | ... | Yang Lv
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 456065
  • - Research Article

Multirule Based Diagnostic Approach for the Fog Predictions Using WRF Modelling Tool

Swagata Payra | Manju Mohan
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