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dc.contributor.authorVanexel, Jasmine Victoria
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T04:30:17Z
dc.date.available2015-05-05T04:30:17Z
dc.date.issued2014-08
dc.identifier.othervanexel_jasmine_v_201408_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/vanexel_jasmine_v_201408_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/31327
dc.description.abstractGravity waves and turbulence are often intermixed throughout the stable boundary layer and together they play an integral role in atmospheric dynamics. This work focuses on wave and wave-like disturbances and their impact on the nocturnal boundary layer turbulence and turbulent fluxes. The data was collected from a 450m tall tower at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. Wave events were selected to adequately evaluate the wave enhancement of turbulence in winter and summer seasons at different measurement heights. Results suggest seasonality in the frequency of waves near the ground and their impact on turbulence statistics. For the range of periods studied, the impact varies as much as 55% in the turbulent kinetic energy values though on average, the impact of the errors is more modest and the impact of waves on scalar fluxes such as carbon dioxide and water vapor is small.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectTurbulence
dc.subjectgravity waves
dc.subjectatmospheric boundary layer
dc.subjectnocturnal boundary layer
dc.subjectstable boundary layer
dc.subjecteddy-covariance
dc.subjectfluxes
dc.subjectturbulence statistics
dc.titleImproving the robustness of turbulent fluxes
dc.title.alternativean examination of the role of waves on fluxes and turbulence statistics
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentCrop and Soil Sciences
dc.description.majorCrop and Soil Sciences
dc.description.advisorMonique Y. Leclerc
dc.description.committeeMonique Y. Leclerc
dc.description.committeeDavid E. Stooksbury
dc.description.committeeIan Flitcroft


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