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PBL in Complex Terrain - Part 1

PBL in Complex Terrain - Part 1
wtvisser 2017-07-17 12:39:48

Useful deepening of knowledge
prpa2284 2017-06-09 13:47:35

Diagrams made concepts very easy to visualise and understand!
melnik 2014-02-08 16:31:36

I learned a lot while studying this module. Complicated processes of mass/energy/momentum exchange in complex terrain were clearly explained using energy balance approach. The presented material was really helpful in better understanding of atmosphere/terrain interaction in mountain wind systems. The only one place in the explanations that wasn't clear to me is PBL Part 1, Section 3 (Complications), page 5 (time from 0:43 to 0:59): "... we would expect the wind during the NIGHT time to blow always from the North-East, regardless of the geostrophic wind direction (assuming that the wind wasn’t strong enough…). During the NIGHT the wind will be blowing from the South-West.” In the last sentence I think, instead of “night” was supposed to be used “day”. The night time wind conditions were already explained in the first sentence.