My group's ongoing research attempts to tackle various boundary layer turbulence and practical problems (e.g., wind energy, optical wave propagation) using a combination of innovative approaches, such as state-of-the-art numerical simulations (e.g., large eddy simulations, WRF modeling), field measurements (e.g., scintillometry), flow-visualizations and theoretical developments. Most of our research integrates ideas from a variety of disciplines such as micrometeorology, turbulence theory, computational fluid dynamics, numerical weather prediction, and dynamical systems.
Ongoing Research Activities
- Wind resource assessment using the WRF and WAsP models
- Short-term forecasting of wind energy using mesoscale and neural net models
- Design of wind turbines against fatigue failure
- Atmospheric refractivity simulation and forecasting using the WRF model.
- Atmospheric refractivity anomalies induced by mesoscale von Karman vortex streets and their impact on optical wave propagation.
- For more information see the MURI website: https://sites.google.com/site/deepturbulencemuri/.
- Low-level jet simulations using the WRF model
- Antarctic boundary layer modeling
- GABLS3 LES intercomparison study
- Development of new dynamic LES closure schemes
- Understanding transitional boundary layers using small-aperture scintillometer
- Estimation of evapotranspiration
- Detection of bursting events in stable boundary layers
- Understanding runaway cooling problem in numerical models