Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Research article
20 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 20 Jun 2017

Explaining the convector effect in canopy turbulence by means of large-eddy simulation

Tirtha Banerjee, Frederik De Roo, and Matthias Mauder

Model code and software

PALM – a large-eddy simulation model performing on massively parallel computers S. Raasch and M. Schröter

Short summary
The canopy convector effect in the context of canopy turbulence was recently introduced by Rotenberg and Yakir (Science, 2010). However, there was a lack of understanding of this phenomenon as a generic feature of canopy turbulence, as we have demonstrated in this paper. Uncertainties of existing parameterizations of canopy aerodynamic resistance to heat transfer are discussed and possible remedies are suggested.