Vol. 15, issue 10, article # 15

Kurbatskii A.F., Kurbatskaya L.I. Modeling the momentum and heat fields in a circulation flow above an areal heat source in a stable stratified environment. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2002. V. 15. No. 10. P. 848-852.
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A computationally efficient three-equation model of the turbulent transport of momentum and heat for simulating a circulation structure over an areal heat source in a stable stratified environment is formulated and evaluated. Results of the numerical simulation demonstrate that the three-equation model is able to predict the circulation structure, which is in a good agreement with the experimental data. Effects of buoyancy on the mean temperature and vertical turbulent heat flux in the thermal stable stratified mixing layer behind a grid generating the turbulence have also been evaluated.