The urban atmospheric boundary layer (UABL) is complex due to the heterogeneous under-lying city surface. The nine anemometers installed at different heights along the 325 m meteorological tower provide an opportunity to carry out a refined study of wind properties in the UABL in central Beijing, China. Based on the recent 5-year high-resolution measured data, in total, 229,488 10-min length segments of wind records related to each anemometer are reliable for further analyses. Ac-cordingly, the statistical properties of the wind speed and direction are first analyzed to present the local wind climate in a comprehensive way. Moreover, the pattern of the wind profiles related to two typical synoptic intense events are illustrated in order to give a preliminary perspective, then the statistical properties corresponding to a series of intense windstorms are described. Here, the deviations in the wind direction occur between 200 m and 280 m of the atmosphere, which might be due to the existence of an Ekman spiral; besides this, the laws of wind profiles based on open terrain are not suitable for the UABL, and the aerodynamic characteristic parameters of the UABL based on vertical stratified structures have to be considered. The results contribute to the establishment of revised models for the wind profile and are useful for the further understanding of the structure of UABL wind.

A refined study of atmospheric wind properties in the beijing urban area based on a 325 m meteorological tower

Solari G.;
2021-01-01

Abstract

The urban atmospheric boundary layer (UABL) is complex due to the heterogeneous under-lying city surface. The nine anemometers installed at different heights along the 325 m meteorological tower provide an opportunity to carry out a refined study of wind properties in the UABL in central Beijing, China. Based on the recent 5-year high-resolution measured data, in total, 229,488 10-min length segments of wind records related to each anemometer are reliable for further analyses. Ac-cordingly, the statistical properties of the wind speed and direction are first analyzed to present the local wind climate in a comprehensive way. Moreover, the pattern of the wind profiles related to two typical synoptic intense events are illustrated in order to give a preliminary perspective, then the statistical properties corresponding to a series of intense windstorms are described. Here, the deviations in the wind direction occur between 200 m and 280 m of the atmosphere, which might be due to the existence of an Ekman spiral; besides this, the laws of wind profiles based on open terrain are not suitable for the UABL, and the aerodynamic characteristic parameters of the UABL based on vertical stratified structures have to be considered. The results contribute to the establishment of revised models for the wind profile and are useful for the further understanding of the structure of UABL wind.
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