Articles | Volume 16, issue 14
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8983–9002, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8983-2016

Special issue: The Boundary-Layer Late Afternoon and Sunset Turbulence (BLLAST)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 8983–9002, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-8983-2016

Research article 21 Jul 2016

Research article | 21 Jul 2016

Boundary-layer turbulent processes and mesoscale variability represented by numerical weather prediction models during the BLLAST campaign

Fleur Couvreux et al.

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This study evaluates the ability of operational models to predict the boundary-layer turbulent processes and mesoscale variability observed during the Boundary Layer Late-Afternoon and Sunset Turbulence field campaign. The models succeed in reproducing the variability from one day to another in terms of cloud cover, temperature and boundary-layer depth. However, they exhibit some systematic biases. The high-resolution model reproduces the vertical structures better.
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