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Trachte, K.; Nauss, T. &amp; Bendix, J. (2010): <b>The Impact of Different Terrain Configurations on the Formation and Dynamics of Katabatic Flows: Idealised Case Studies</b>. <i>Boundary-Layer Meteorology</i> <b>134</b>, 307-325.

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Title: The Impact of Different Terrain Configurations on the Formation and Dynamics of Katabatic Flows: Idealised Case Studies
FOR816dw ID: 743
Publication Date: 2010-02-01
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Individual: Katja Trachte
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Individual: Thomas Nauss
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Individual: Jörg Bendix
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Abstract:
Impacts of different terrain configurations on the general behaviour of idealised katabatic flows are investigated in a numerical model study.Various simplified terrain models are applied to unveil modifications of the dynamics of nocturnal cold drainage of air as a result of predefined topographical structures. The generated idealised terrain models encompass all major topographical elements of an area in the tropical eastern Andes of southern Ecuador and northern Peru, and the adjacent Amazon. The idealised simulations corroborate that (i) katabatic flows develop over topographical elements (slopes and valleys), that (ii) confluence of katabatic flows in a lowland basin with a concave terrainline occur, and (iii) a complex drainage flow system regime directed into such a basin can sustain the confluence despite varying slope angles and slope distances.<br/>
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| confluence | katabatic flows | numerical simulation | terrain configuration |
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Journal: Boundary-Layer Meteorology
Volume: 134
Page Range: 307-325
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Individual: Bernhard Runzheimer
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