Extended self-similarity of atmospheric boundary layer wind fields in mesoscale regime: Is it real?
Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Received: 27 September 2015
Accepted: 17 December 2015
In this letter, we study the scaling properties of multi-year observed and atmospheric model-generated wind time series. We have found that the extended self-similarity holds for the observed series, and remarkably, the scaling exponents corresponding to the mesoscale range closely match the well-accepted inertial-range turbulence values. However, the scaling results from the simulated time series are significantly different.
PACS: 47.27.Jv – High-Reynolds-number turbulence / 47.27.nb – Boundary layer turbulence / 92.60.Fm – Boundary layer structure and processes
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