A41G:
Observations and Predictability of the Atmosphere over Complex Terrain II Posters


Session ID#: 8181

Session Description:
Mountainous terrain is complex given the variety of slope angles and orientations, surface types, valley widths and curvatures. Atmospheric circulations over this intricate geometry arise from synoptic and/or thermally-driven pressure gradients, resulting in inherently complex motions with a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. Although recent years have seen sustained efforts to improve the predictability of flows over complex terrain, several scientific questions remain unsolved.

This session focuses on microscale and mesoscale atmospheric phenomena taking place in the atmospheric boundary layer over mountainous terrain. We seek original contributions spanning from theoretical, observational and modeling studies that are related to mountain meteorology. Topics of interest emerging from synergetic fields are also welcomed, including data assimilation, wind energy, hydrology, air quality, fog formation, fire weather, and snow transport.

Primary Conveners:  Eric Pardyjak, University of Utah, Mechanical Engineering, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Conveners:  Daniel Nadeau, INRS - ETE, Quebec City, QC, Canada, Harindra Joseph Fernando, University of Notre Dame, Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, Notre Dame, IN, United States and Joshua Hacker, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Chairs:  Eric Pardyjak, University of Utah, Mechanical Engineering, Salt Lake City, UT, United States and Daniel Nadeau, Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada
OSPA Liaisons:  Daniel Nadeau, Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • AMS: American Meteorological Society -
Index Terms:

3307 Boundary layer processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3322 Land/atmosphere interactions [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3379 Turbulence [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Craig Smith, Desert Research Institute Reno, Reno, NV, United States
Sophia I Macarewich1, Leila V Carvalho1 and Todd Hall2, (1)University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, (2)National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard, Oxnard, CA, United States
Robert Ake Hellstrom1, Alfonso Fernandez2,3, Bryan G Mark4 and Jason Michael Covert1, (1)Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA, United States, (2)Universidad de Concepción, Geography, Concepción, Chile, (3)Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States, (4)Ohio State University Main Campus, Geography, Columbus, OH, United States
Kristien C King1,2, Michael L Kaplan3, Craig Smith3 and Jeff Tilley4, (1)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (2)University of Nevada Reno, Atmospheric Sciences, Reno, NV, United States, (3)Desert Research Institute Reno, Reno, NV, United States, (4)University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States
Laura Sandra Leo1, Michael Y. Thompson1, Silvana Di Sabatino1,2, Harindra Joseph Fernando1, Qiang Zhong1, Hao Wang1,3 and Ashish Sharma4, (1)University of Notre Dame, Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, Notre Dame, IN, United States, (2)University of Bologna, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bologna, Italy, (3)Tsinghua University, State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering, Beijing, China, (4)University of Notre Dame, Department of Civil Engineering, Environmental and Earth Sciences, Notre Dame, IN, United States
Matthias J Zeeman1, Bianca Adler2, Tirtha Banerjee1, Peter Brugger1, Frederik De Roo1, Stefan Emeis1, Matthias Mauder1, Klaus Schäfer1, Hans Peter E Schmid1 and Benjamin Wolf1, (1)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, (2)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-TRO), Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Maria Eugenia Frediani1, Joshua Hacker2, Emmanouil N Anagnostou3 and Thomas M Hopson2, (1)University of Connecticut, Storrs Mansfield, CT, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University of Connecticut, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Storrs Mansfield, CT, United States
Jonathan P. Conway, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, Warren Helgason, University of Saskatchewan, Civil and Geological Engineering, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, John W Pomeroy, University of Saskatchewan, Centre for Hydrology, Saskatoon, SK, Canada and Jean Emmanuel Sicart, IRD/UJF-Grenoble/CNRS/G-INP, Grenoble, France
Jason Michael Covert and Robert Ake Hellstrom, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA, United States
Stefan Metzger1, Edward Ayres2, Robert Clement3, David Durden4, Thomas Foken5, Andrew S Kowalski6, Hongyan Luo4, J Harry McCaughey7, Natchaya Pingintha Durden8, Penelope Serrano-Ortiz9 and Jielun Sun10, (1)NEON, Battelle, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NEON Inc, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, (4)National Ecological Observatory Network, Battelle, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany, (6)University of Granada, A, Granada, Spain, (7)Queens Univ Kingston, Kingston, ON, Canada, (8)National Ecological Observatory Network, Boulder, CO, United States, (9)University of Granada, Ecology, Granada, Spain, (10)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Rui Ito, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan and Tetsuya Takemi, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Natalie S Wagenbrenner1, Jason Forthofer1 and Bret Butler2, (1)Rocky Mountain Research Station Missoula, Missoula, MT, United States, (2)Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, Missoula, MT, United States
Yajuan Duan1, Anna Maria Wilson2 and Ana Paula Barros1, (1)Duke University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Durham, NC, United States, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E), La Jolla, CA, United States
Melvin L Kunkel1, Derek Blestrud1, Shaun Parkinson1, Vincent Patrick Holbrook1, Shawn G Benner2 and James Fisher2, (1)Idaho Power Company, Boise, ID, United States, (2)Boise State University, Boise, ID, United States