Articles | Volume 21, issue 20
Research article
27 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 27 Oct 2021

Large eddy simulation of boundary-layer turbulence over the heterogeneous surface in the source region of the Yellow River

Yunshuai Zhang, Qian Huang, Yaoming Ma, Jiali Luo, Chan Wang, Zhaoguo Li, and Yan Chou

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Short summary
The source region of the Yellow River has an important role in issues related to water resources, ecological environment, and climate changes in China. We utilized large eddy simulation to understand whether the surface heterogeneity promotes or inhibits the boundary-layer turbulence, the great contribution of the thermal circulations induced by surface heterogeneity to the water and heat exchange between land/lake and air. Moreover, the turbulence in key locations is characterized.
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