Articles | Volume 18, issue 13
Research article
16 Jul 2018
Research article |  | 16 Jul 2018

Turbulent transport of energy across a forest and a semiarid shrubland

Tirtha Banerjee, Peter Brugger, Frederik De Roo, Konstantin Kröniger, Dan Yakir, Eyal Rotenberg, and Matthias Mauder

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Cited articles

Banerjee, T. and Katul, G.: Logarithmic scaling in the longitudinal velocity variance explained by a spectral budget, Phys. Fluids (1994–present), 25, 125106,, 2013a. a
Banerjee, T., Katul, G., Fontan, S., Poggi, D., and Kumar, M.: Mean flow near edges and within cavities situated inside dense canopies, Bound.-Lay. Meteorol., 149, 19–41, 2013. a, b
Banerjee, T., Katul, G., Salesky, S., and Chamecki, M.: Revisiting the formulations for the longitudinal velocity variance in the unstable atmospheric surface layer, Q. J. Roy. Meteorol. Soc., 141, 1699–1711, 2015. a
Banerjee, T., Li, D., Juang, J.-Y., and Katul, G.: A spectral budget model for the longitudinal turbulent velocity in the stable atmospheric surface layer, J. Atmos. Sci., 73, 145–166, 2016. a, b
Banerjee, T., De Roo, F., and Mauder, M.: Explaining the convector effect in canopy turbulence by means of large-eddy simulation, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 2987–3000,, 2017a. a
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We studied the nature of turbulent transport over a well-defined surface heterogeneity (approximate scale 7 km) comprising a shrubland and a forest in the Yatir semiarid area in Israel. Using eddy covariance and Doppler lidar measurements, we studied the variations in the turbulent kinetic energy budget and turbulent fluxes, focusing especially on transport terms. We also confirmed the role of large-scale secondary circulations that transport energy between the shrubland and the forest.
Final-revised paper