A Numerical Experiments on the Atmospheric Circulation over a Complex terrain around Coastal Area. Part I : A Verification of Proprietyh of Local Circulation Model Using the Linear Theory

연안부근 복잡지형의 대기유동장 수치실험 I -선형이론을 이용한 국지순환모형의 타당성 검토-

  • 이화운 (부산대학교 대기과학과) ;
  • 김유근 (부산대학교 대기과학과) ;
  • 정우식 (부산대학교 대기과학과)
  • Published : 1999.10.01


A sea/land breeze circulation system and a regional scale circulation system are formed at a region which has complex terrain around coastal area and affect to the dispersion and advection of air pollutants. Therefore, it is important that atmospheric circulation model should be well designed for the simulation of regional dispersion of air pollutants. For this, Local Circulation Model, LCM which has an ability of high resolution is used. To verify the propriety of a LCM, we compared the simulation result of LCM with an exact solution of a linear theory over a simple topography. Since they presented almost the same value and pattern of a vertical velocity at the level of 1 km, we had a reliance of a LCM. For the prediction of dispersion and advection of air pollutants, the wind filed should be calculated with high accuracy. A numerical simulation using LCM will provide more accurate results over a complex terrain around coastal area.


a linear theory;exact solution;LCM;propriety


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