Boundary Layer Meteorology Research
at North Carolina State University

Journal Articles (and Selected Conference Papers, Book Chapters)


[36] Wang, Y., Basu, S., and Manuel, L. (2015). "Coupled mesoscale-large-eddy modeling of realistic stable boundary layer turbulence", To be submitted.

[35] He, P., and Basu, S. (2015). "Development of similarity relationships for energy dissipation rate and temperature structure parameter in stably stratified flows: a direct numerical simulation approach", Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Under review. 

[34] He, P., Nunalee, C. G., Basu, S., Minet, J., Vorontsov, M. A., and Fiorino, S. T. (2015). "Influence of heterogeneous refractivity on optical wave propagation in coastal environments", Meteorology and Applied Physics, Under review.

[33] Park, J., Manuel, L., and Basu, S. (2015). "Toward isolation of salient features in stable boundary layer wind fields that influence loads on wind turbines", Energies, Under revision.

[32] Nunalee, C. G., Horvath, A., and Basu, S. (2015). "High resolution numerical modeling of mesoscale island wakes and sensitivity to static topographic relief data", Geoscientific Model Development Discussions, In press.

[31] He, P., and Basu, S. (2015). "Direct numerical simulation of intermittent turbulence under stably stratified conditions", Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics Discussions, DOI:10.5194/npgd-2-179-2015.

[30] Nunalee, C. G., He, P., Basu, S., Minet, J., and Vorontsov, M. A. (2015). "Mapping optical ray trajectories through island wake vortices", Meteorology and Applied Physics, DOI 10.1007/s00703-015-0366-4.


Wang, Y., and Basu, S. (2014). "Estimation of optical turbulence in the atmospheric surface layer from routine meteorological observations: An artificial neural network approach", Proceedings of SPIE Optics & Photonics, doi: 10.1117/12.2063168.

He, P., Nunalee, C. G., Basu, S., Vorontsov, M. A., and Fiorino, S. T. (2014). "Current status and challenges in optical turbulence simulations in various layers of the Earth's atmosphere", Proceedings of SPIE Optics & Photonics, doi: 10.1117/12.2063023.

Nunalee, C. G., He, P., Basu, S., Vorontsov, M. A., and Fiorino, S. T. (2014). "Impact of large-scale atmospheric refractive structures on optical wave propagation", Proceedings of SPIE Optics & Photonics, doi: 10.1117/12.2063022.

Basu, S., Nunalee, C. G., He, P., Fiorino, S. T. and Vorontsov, M. A. (2014). "Reconstructing the prevailing meteorological and optical environment during the time of the Titanic disaster", Proceedings of SPIE Optics & Photonics, doi: 10.1117/12.2063195.

Basu, S., and He, P. (2014) "Quantifying the dependence of temperature and refractive index structure parameters on atmospheric stability using direct and large-eddy simulations", Proc. pcDVT, doi: 10.1364/PCDVT.2014.PM2E.3.

[29] Edwards, J. M., Basu, S., Bosveld, F. C., and Holtslag, A. A. M. (2014). "The impact of radiation on the GABLS3 large-eddy simulation", Boundary-Layer Meteorology, DOI 10.1007/s10546-013-9895-x.

Nunalee, C. G., and Basu, S. (2014). "Mesoscale modeling of low-level jets over the North Sea", Wind Energy: Proceedings of the Euromech Colloquium, edited by Michael Hölling, Joachim Pienke and Stefan Ivanell, Springer, pages: 197-202.

[28] Nunalee, C. G., and Basu, S. (2014). "On the periodicity of atmospheric von Karman vortex streets", Environmental Fluid Mechanics, DOI 10.1007/s10652-014-9340-9.


[27] Basu, S., Holtslag, A. A. M., Caporaso, L., Riccio, A., and Steeneveld, G.-J. (2013). "Observational Support for the stability dependence of the bulk Richardson number across the stable boundary layer", Boundary-Layer Meteorology, DOI 10.1007/s10546-013-9878-y.

[26] Holtslag, A. A. M., Svensson, G., Baas, P., Basu, S., Beare, R. J., Beljaars, A. C. M., Bosveld, F. C., Cuxart, J., Lindvall, J., Steeneveld, G.-J., Tjernström, M, and van de Wiel, B. J. H. (2013). "Stable Atmospheric Boundary Layers and Diurnal Cycles – Challenges for Weather and Climate Models", Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, DOI 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00187.1

[25] Nunalee, C. G., and Basu, S. (2013). "Mesoscale modeling of coastal low-level jets: Implications for offshore wind resource estimation", Wind Energy, DOI: 10.1002/we.1628.

[24] Richardson, H., Basu, S., and Holtslag, A. A. M. (2013). "Improving stable boundary layer height estimation using a stability-dependent critical bulk Richardson number-based approach", Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 148, 93-109, DOI 10.1007/s10546-013-9812-3.

[23] Park, J., Basu, S., and Manuel, L. (2013). "Large-eddy simulation of stable boundary layer turbulence and estimation of associated wind turbine loads", Wind Energy, DOI: 10.1002/we.1580.


Basu, S. (2012). "Turbulent flow modeling", Handbook of Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Volume Two, edited by H. J. S. Fernando, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. ISBN: 978-1-4665-5601-0.

[22] van de Wiel, B. J. H., Moene, A. F., Jonker, H. J. J., Baas, P., Basu, S., and Holtslag, A. A. M. (2012). "The minimum wind speed for sustainable turbulence in the nocturnal boundary layer", Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 69, 3116-3127.

[21] Sim, C., Basu, S., and Manuel, L. (2012). "On space-time resolution of inflow representations for wind turbine loads analysis", Energies, 5(7), 2071-2092.


Basu, S., Holtslag, A. A. M., and Bosveld, F. C. (2011). "GABLS3 LES intercomparison study", ECMWF/GABLS Workshop on “Diurnal cycles and the stable atmospheric boundary layer”, ECMWF, 75-82.

[20] van de Wiel, B. J. H., Basu, S., Moene, A. F., Jonker, H. J. J., Steeneveld, G.-J., and Holtslag, A. A. M. (2011). Comments on "An extremum solution of the Monin-Obukhov similarity equations", Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68, 1405-1408.

[19] Gowda, P. H., Goolsby, J. A., Yang, C., Basu, S., Racelis, A., and Howell, T. A. (2011). "Estimating water use by Giant Reed along the Rio Grande using a large aperture scintillometer", Subtropical Plant Science, 63, 1-6.


[18] Basu, S., Ruiz-Columbie, A., Phillipson, J. A., and Harshan, S. (2010). "Local scaling characteristics of atmospheric surface layer turbulence", The Cryosphere, 4, 325-331.

[17] Storm, B. and Basu, S. (2010). "The WRF Model Forecast-Derived Low-Level Wind Shear Climatology over the United States Great Plains" Energies (invited paper), 3, 258-276.


[16] Basu, S. (2009). "Can the dynamic eddy-viscosity class of subgrid-scale models capture inertial-range properties of Burgers turbulence?" Journal of Turbulence, 10, 1-16.


[15] Storm, B., Dudhia, J., Basu, S., Swift, A., and Giammanco, I. (2008). "Evaluation of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model on forecasting low-level jets: Implications for wind energy." Wind Energy. DOI: 10.1002/we.288 

[14] Basu, S., Vinuesa, J.-F., and Swift, A. (2008). "Dynamic LES modeling of a diurnal cycle." Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 47, 1156-1174. 

[13] Basu, S., Holtslag, AAM, van de Wiel, BJH, Moene, A., and Steeneveld, G.-J. (2008). "An inconvenient 'truth' about using sensible heat flux as a surface boundary condition in models under stably stratified regimes." Acta Geophysica - Special issue in The Latest Topics in Boundary-LayerMeteorology, 10.2478/s11600-007-0038-y 


[12] Basu, S., Foufoula-Georgiou, E., Lashermes, B., and Arnéodo, A. (2007). "Estimating intermittency exponent in neutrally stratified atmospheric surface layer flows: A robust framework based on magnitude cumulant and surrogate analyses." Physics of Fluids, 19, 115102.

[11] Vinuesa, J-F., Basu, S., and Galmarini, S. (2007). "The diurnal evolution of 222Rn and its progeny in the atmospheric boundary layer during the Wangara experiment." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7, 5003-5019.

[10] Anderson, W., Basu, S., and Letchford, C. (2007). "Comparison of dynamic subgrid-scale models for simulations of neutrally buoyant shear-driven atmospheric boundary layer flows." Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 7, 195-215.


[9] Basu, S. and Porté-Agel, F. (2006). "Large-eddy simulation of stably stratified atmospheric boundary layer turbulence: a locally-averaged scale-dependent dynamic modeling approach." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 63, 2074-2091.

[8] Vinuesa, J.-F., Porté-Agel, F., Basu, S., and Stoll, R. (2006). "Subgrid-scale modeling of reacting scalar fluxes in large-eddy simulations of atmospheric boundary layers." Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 6, 115, doi: 10.1007/s10652-005-6020-9. 

[7] Basu, S., Porté-Agel, F., Foufoula-Georgiou, E., Vinuesa, J.-F. and Pahlow, M. (2006). "Revisiting the local scaling hypothesis in stably stratified atmospheric boundary layer turbulence: an integration of field and laboratory measurements with large-eddy simulations." Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 119,  473-500.


[6] Venugopal, V., Basu, S., and Foufoula-Georgiou, E. (2005). "A new metric for comparing precipitation patterns with an application to ensemble forecasts." Journal of Geophysical Research -  Atmosphere, 110, D08111, doi:10.1029/2004JD005395.


[5] Basu, S., Foufoula-Georgiou, E., and Porté-Agel, F. (2004). "Synthetic turbulence, fractal interpolation and large-eddy simulation." Physical Review E, 70, 026310.


[4] Basu, S., Foufoula-Georgiou, E., and Porté-Agel, F. (2002). "Predictability of atmospheric boundary-layer flows as a function of scale." Geophysical Research Letters, 29 (21), doi:10.1029/2002GL015497.

[3] Basu, S., and Foufoula-Georgiou, E. (2002). "Detection of nonlinearity and chaoticity in time series using the transportation distance function." Physics Letters A, 301, 413-423.

[2] Basu, S., Henshaw, P. F., Biswas, N., and Kwan, H. K. (2002). "Prediction of gas-phase adsorption isotherms using neural nets." The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 80(3), 506-512.


[1] Basu, S., Henshaw, P. F., and Biswas, N. (1999). Discussion on "Equilibrium gaseous adsorption at different temperature" : by A. R. Khan, R. Ataullah, and A. Al-Haddad. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE, 126(11), 1068-1069.