Doctoral student in Fluid mechanics applied in climate modelling

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Website KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Third-cycle subject: Engineering Mechanics

The role of the wind turning over the turbulent atmospheric boundary layer results from a combination of the Earth’s rotation and boundary-layer characteristics and is not fully understood neither theoretically nor from observations. Whenever the flow is curved, this turning angle results in large scale vertical motions, known as Ekman pumping, that allows the effects of turbulence to act at scales many orders of magnitude larger than the boundary-layer depth. In this work, observations, theory, simple turbulence models and Large-Eddy simulations will be combined to further the understanding of the wind turning with the aim to improve weather and climate models.  The project is part of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research and SeRC.

Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by: Professor Gunilla Svensson

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