A Power Wind Law for Turbulent Transfer Computations

Wilfried Brutsaert, Gour‐Tsyh ‐T Yeh

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The parameters C and m of a power law for the wind profile u = Cu*(z/z0)m, where u* is the friction velocity and z0 is the roughness length of the surface, are determined as functions of the roughness and of the Monin‐Obukhov stability length L through comparison with the log linear law for stable conditions and the interpolation law for unstable conditions. As expected, for neutral conditions the results show that m and C are approximately equal to 1/7 and 6, respectively. Parameter C increases slightly whereas m decreases with decreasing stability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1387-1391
Number of pages5
JournalWater Resources Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1970


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