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7. LARGE-EDDY SIMULATION TORNADO MODEL the largest eddies responsible for the principle transport within the flow. It is still not possible to do a direct simulation of turbulence at full-scale Reynolds numbers, so some subgridclosure model is still required. However, the more resolution which can be incorporated into the simulation, the less importance the subgrid model assumes. Rotunno [1984] made a three-dimensional simulation of the Purdue simulation chamber under sufficiently large swirl conditions to exhibit secondary "suction" vortices spinning around the central core.

Turbulenceclose to the surfaceis important in determining Local conditionsat any radiusprovide an estimateof the the detailed structure of the flow. I will not attempt an radial volume flow induced into the linear Ekman layer, but individualcritiqueof all of theseeffortshere, but insteadwill this is not generallyadequatefor the full nonlinearrotating onlylookat whatI considersomekey featuresof flowin this boundarylayer. This requiresinformationon the historyof region. A simpleestimateof thiswasreportedin First, let us considerhow the surfacelayer is affectedby L76 as given by Rott [1962]: rotation.

Equation(9) providesa direct close to the surface. This may be demonstrated by the followingsimpleanalysisfrom LeweIlen[1977]. In the surfacelayerthe radialmomentumequationmaybe approximated as pOu'w'/Oz = 9v2/r- Op/Or (6) estimate of the flow which is diverted into the boundary layerat largeradii and mustbe ejectedverticallyinto the corner flow to be discussedin section5. It showsthat there mustbe negativeverticalvelocityinto the boundarylayer outsidethe radiuswhere the circulationremainsessentially constant.

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