Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 4215-4230, 2006
www.atmos-chem-phys.net/6/4215/2006/
doi:10.5194/acp-6-4215-2006
© Author(s) 2006. This work is licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License.
Columnar modelling of nucleation burst evolution in the convective boundary layer – first results from a feasibility study
Part II: Meteorological characterisation

O. Hellmuth
Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Modelling Department, Permoserstrasse 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany

Abstract. While in Paper I of four papers a revised columnar high-order modelling approach to investigate gas-aerosol-turbulence interactions in the convective boundary layer (CBL) was deduced, in the present Paper II the model capability to predict the evolution of meteorological CBL parameters is demonstrated. Based on a model setup to simulate typical CBL conditions, predicted first-, second- and third-order moments were shown to agree very well with those obtained from in situ and remote sensing turbulence measurements such as aircraft, SODAR and LIDAR measurements as well as with those derived from ensemble-averaged large eddy simulations and wind tunnel experiments. The results show, that the model is able to predict the meteorological CBL parameters, required to verify or falsify, respectively, previous hypothesis on the interaction between CBL turbulence and new particle formation.

Citation: Hellmuth, O.: Columnar modelling of nucleation burst evolution in the convective boundary layer – first results from a feasibility study
Part II: Meteorological characterisation, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 4215-4230, doi:10.5194/acp-6-4215-2006, 2006.
 
Search ACP
Final Revised Paper
PDF XML
Citation
Discussion Paper
Share