Journal article

Properties of the wind field within the Oklahoma City Park Avenue street canyon. Part I: Mean flow and turbulence statistics

MA Nelson, ER Pardyjak, JC Klewicki, SU Pol, MJ Brown

JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY | AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2007

Abstract

Velocity data were obtained from sonic anemometer measurements within an east-west-running street canyon located in the urban core of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, during the Joint Urban 2003 field campaign. These data were used to explore the directional dependence of the mean flow and turbulence within a real-world street canyon. The along-canyon vortex that is a key characteristic of idealized street canyon studies was not evident in the mean wind data, although the sensor placement was not optimized for the detection of such structures. Instead, surface wind measurements imply that regions of horizontal convergence and divergence exist within the canopy, which are likely caused by taller buil..

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