Title: Modelling and measurements of the atmospheric boundary layer in Sofia, Bulgaria

Authors: Ekaterina Batchvarova; Enrico Pisoni; Giovanna Finzi

Addresses: National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria. ' Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electronics for Automation, University of Brescia, Italy. ' Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electronics for Automation, University of Brescia, Italy

Abstract: The evaluation of mesoscale model simulations against experimental data on the vertical profiles of mean meteorological parameters and surface turbulent momentum and heat fluxes for Sofia, Bulgaria, is presented. The simulation of the vertical profiles is currently a weak point in mesoscale modelling, and needs investigation in view of the numerous practical applications.

Keywords: Bulgaria; atmospheric boundary layer; vertical profiles; mesoscale modelling; simulation; surface turbulent momentum; heat fluxes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2011.042608

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2011 Vol.46 No.1/2, pp.61 - 68

Available online: 18 Sep 2011 *

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