Articles | Volume 6, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 4215–4230, 2006
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 4215–4230, 2006

  21 Sep 2006

21 Sep 2006

Columnar modelling of nucleation burst evolution in the convective boundary layer – first results from a feasibility study
Part II: Meteorological characterisation

O. Hellmuth 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.

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