STATISTICAL DESCRIPTION OF DIURNAL CYCLE OF WIND PROFILE IN THE FIRST 100 METERS OF HEIGHT OF THE PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER, IN COLONIA EULACIO URUGUAY
Keywords:Planetary boundary layer. Wind profile. Stability conditions. Intensity of turbulence. Diurnal cycle.
AbstractIn this work is presented a statistical description of wind profile in the first 100 m of height of the Planetary Boundary Layer, taking account the measurements in the tower Colonia Eulacio Uruguay. This tower has high vertical resolution of wind velocity measurements, form 10.1 m to 101.8 m. Thermometer are installed in 3.4 m and 100.8 m, also the tower is equipped with wind vane and pyranometer. We present the diurnal cycle of mean wind, intensity of turbulence in dependence of height, also standard deviation of direction is described as a measure of turbulence in wind. Stability state is computed with vertical gradient of temperature. Before sunrise (unstable condition) is seen a decrease in mean velocity of top levels (81.8 m and 101.8 m) and increase in lower levels (10.1 m and 25.7 m). Higher dispersion in dT/dz can be seen during night time (stable condition), superadiabatic values -0.02 ◦C/m can be seen during daytime with slow dispersion. Intensity of turbulence decrease with height, for all stability conditions, is seen a increase in intensity of turbulence for unstable condition.
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