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Special Issue "Turbulent Transport in Atmospheric Boundary Layers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2020.
The atmospheric boundary layer, the lowermost layer of the atmosphere, is host to a plethora of physical processes that strongly affect life on Earth and the planetary energy balance. The overarching goal of the Special Issue on “Turbulent Transport in Atmospheric Boundary Layers” is to address emerging problems in the understanding and modelling of the multi-physics character of the boundary layer. We aim to understand the links and interactions between classical turbulence dynamics and other processes, such as radiation, cloud microphysics, and land surface interactions.
Since the late 1960s, the boundary layer has been a hallmark for the study of classical turbulence dynamics, including stratification effects. Many observational campaigns and, more recently, modelling studies contributed valuable insights into the boundary layer by mostly focusing on idealized configurations. To transform the fidelity of the representation of the boundary layer in numerical models, a comprehensive understanding of the multi-scale multi-physics interactions is necessary, which includes the modification of atmospheric turbulence by other processes and the emerging feedbacks. Also significant are the effects of spatial heterogeneity and temporal variability.
The scope of this Special Issue is broad and aims to include diverse methodologies and applications, such as energy harvesting and conversion, air quality and atmospheric dispersion. Submissions will encompass theoretical, modelling, and observation-based studies. Observational studies using in situ or remote sensing data and reduced models are particularly encouraged.
Dr. Georgios Matheou
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Atmosphere is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- stratified turbulence
- diurnal cycle
- radiative transfer
- spatial heterogeneity
- turbulence model
- urban boundary layer
- canopy flows
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Martín Draper
Affiliations: Universidad de la República, Facultad de Ingeniería, Julio Herrera y Reissig 565 11300, Montevideo, Uruguay; Email: [email protected]
Abstract: Wind energy has expanded rapidly in the past few years, increasing significantly its penetration and share in power systems worldwide. As higher wind energy penetration rates are achieved, conventional power plants will be displaced. This will introduce challenges in the operation of power systems, among them frequency regulation is highlighted. Because of that it may be required that wind farms contributes to frequency regulation by supporting grid stability with power reserve. The operation of wind farms under curtailment has been observed recently in different regions all over the world and probably it will be observed more frequently in the near future. Moreover, knowing the energy loss related to the operation of a wind farm under curtailment may be of interest for the power system operator, besides sometimes being required to compensate the wind farm owner. The main objective of this work is to simulate, based on a Large Eddy Simulation-Actuator Line Model framework, the operation of a 7.7MW onshore wind farm under curtailment. First, an event where the wind farm power production was limited by the power system operator is simulated to validate the numerical framework, comparing the results with data from the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition system, and computing the energy loss. Then, the influence of different inflow conditions in the operation of the wind farm under the same restriction and in the related energy loss is assessed, focused on identifying the most important wind conditions.