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Study of Turbulent Atmospheric Boundary Layer over Mountainous Terrain Using Doppler Wind Lidar and Laboratory Experiment Data


MD and NM-Computational and Information Sciences, Computational and Information Sciences Directorate

RO# Location
76.36.02.B7856 Adelphi, MD 207831197


Name E-mail Phone
Wang, Yansen 301.394.1310


This is a research opportunity to do analysis and assimilation on the data from mountainous terrain and from laboratory experiment. Specifically, the data includes Doppler wind lidar observations over a mountainous terrain and laboratory experiment via particle tracking velocimetry. The research involves in developing/evaluating algorithms to retrieve turbulent wind field from Doppler wind lidar(s) over complex terrain and from laboratory experiment. The ultimate goal is to develop/improve theories on the atmospheric turbulent flow over mountainous areas in weak and strong synoptic weather conditions, and to assimilate the data into an atmospheric boundary layer environment model for more accurate predictions.



Wang Y, et al: The Open Remote Sensing Journal 3: 17, 2010

Wang Y, et al: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 46: 2098, 2007


Boundary layer over mountainous terrain; Turbulence over complex terrain; Doppler wind lidar data analysis; Particle tracking velocimetry; Atmospheric boundary layer modeling;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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