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TUBULENT FLUXES OF HEAT, MOISTURE AND MOMENTUM: PRACTICE OF PARAMETERIZATIONS Bulk formulae: Thus, we need to know either roughness length, or neutral transfer coefficients to determine the fluxes!

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V C dn C d (unstable) C d (stable) ~10 -3 To measure the flux (eddy correlation or inertial dissipation) under the neutral conditions and the mean variables simultaneously; To derive experimental dependence of the neutral transfer coefficient on the wind speed; To apply stability correction functions and to derive coefficients for different stability conditions. 1. Typical approach: parameterization from measurements

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4. Smith and Banke (1975), Smith (1980), Smith (1988) – eddy correlation measurements with a thrust anemometer at a platform offshore US West coast. Stability correction: Bussinger et al. (1973), Dyer (1974), Paulson (1970). Parameterizations derived from field measurements: Kruegermeyer (1976) – 124 hours of profile measurements in the tropics. Hasse et al. (1978) – 1400 hours of profile measurements in the Tropical Atlantic (coefficients for neutral conditions) Garratt (1977) for the momentum flux + Garratt and Hyson (1975) for sensible and latent fluxes. About 790 eddy correlation measurements in different conditions from different platforms.

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Smith 88 Large and Pond (1981, 1982) – same platform as Smith (1980, 1988), eddy correlation + inertial dissipation measurements. Additionally ship measurements in the Atlantic and Pacific were used. Scatter was slightly better for the neutral coefficients for heat and moisture dependent on C dn, than for the constant coefficients.

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2. Modelling of surface atmospheric layer to determine exchange coefficients Liu, Katsaros and Bussinger (1979) (LKB) – surface renewal theory. Surface renewal theory was first introduced in chemical engineering and has been applied to air-sea interface by Liu and Bussinger (1975) and Liu et al. (1979). Main assumption: Whereas the atmospheric (and oceanic) surface boundary layer transports heat, mass and momentum to the interface by turbulent motions, at the surface itself there exists an interfacial layer of order 1 mm thick, in which molecular diffusion plays a significant role in the transport. Across this interfacial layer, small eddies of air transfer heat randomly and intermittently between the “bulk” turbulent fluid, of temperature T b, and the surface itself which therefore warms or cools by conduction from the eddies.

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The temperature gradient and the surface heat flux are determined by the heat conduction equation: The solution for initial condition T(t=0) = T b = constant, and surface temperature T(z=0) = T s = constant: Liu and Businger (1975) introduced a function to describe the areal fraction of eddies which have been in contact with the surface for time t, and assume a characteristic time, t c, for which an eddy remains in contact with the surface before breaking away. For constant T s and a random distribution of contact duration the time-averaged temperature profile in the interfacial layer: - LKB flux-profile relationship Thermal diffusivity - heat flux and an average heat flux:

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Values of the exchange coefficients for LKB, as functions of wind speed and stability

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Variations of coefficients from different schemes Differences in behaviour of the coeeficients with wind are in general larger than with stability, at least for moderate and strong winds The largest uncertainty in stability is observed under small winds Typical variations: Cd, Ct, Ce ~ 0.5x103 Recommendations: Do not hesitate to use simple paramterizations; Try to rely more on parameterizations derived from field observations Under the calm or low winds use LKB, if ……[LATER]!!!!! Never say “The best parameterization is done by XXXX” – they are all very uncertaint Smith (1988) is considered to be most reliable More or less “officially recommended” are Smith (1988), Large and Pond (1981, 1982), LKB (among these very simple parameterizaions)

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COARE-3.0 algorithm (Fairall et al. 2003) universal schemes: modelling, surface renewal theory “field-only” schemes ASTEX - White et al. (1995) CATCH - Eymard et al. (1998) FASTEX – Hare et al. (1995) LabSea: Bumke et al. (2002) Clayson et al. (1996) Zeng et al. (1998) Beljaars (1995) Bourassa et al. (1996)

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Based on the TOGA-COARE results and 2777 covariance flux measurements at the ETL; Tested using 4439 new values from field experiments between 1997 and 1999 including the wind speed regime beyond 10 m; The average (mean and median) model results agreed with the measurements to within about 5% for moisture from 0 to 20 m. COARE-3.0 algorithm (Fairall et al. 2003)

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Variations in turbulent fluxes due to different parameterizations North Atlantic

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/helios/u2/gulev/handout: lapo3.for - Large and Pond (1981, 1982) –with German comments liu3.for – LKB (Liu, Katsaros and Bussinger 1979) potsmin1.for - Smith (1988) (all codes are for water vapor pressure, i.e. e z and not q) Compute the fluxes of sensible heat, latent heat and momentum for the following conditions: SST=10C, Ta=8C, ez=9mb, V=7m/s, Pa=1010mb SST=10C, Ta=12C, ez=11mb, V=7m/s, Pa=1010mb SST=10C, Ta=8C, ez=9mb, V=3m/s, Pa=1010mb SST=10C, Ta=8C, ez=9mb, V=12m/s, Pa=1010mb

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/helios/u2/gulev/handout/ (for the same parameter values) flux_test.f – program to compute instantaneous values of urbulent fluxes, using Liu et al. (1979), Large and pond (1981, 1982) and Simth (1988) schemes. Compilation: f77 –o flux_test flux_test.f lapo3.for liu3.for potsmin1.for Results: flux.res

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