Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4291–4308, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4291-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4291–4308, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4291-2018

Research article 20 Jul 2018

Research article | 20 Jul 2018

Estimation of turbulence dissipation rate and its variability from sonic anemometer and wind Doppler lidar during the XPIA field campaign

Nicola Bodini et al.

Data sets

XPIA - Sonic Anemometer, BAO Tower, All levels L. Bianco https://doi.org/10.21947/1328878

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Short summary
Turbulence within the atmospheric boundary layer is critically important to transfer heat, momentum, and moisture. Currently, improved turbulence parametrizations are crucially needed to refine the accuracy of model results at fine horizontal scales. In this study, we calculate turbulence dissipation rate from sonic anemometers and discuss a novel approach to derive turbulence dissipation from profiling lidar measurements.