Dr. Björn Maronga
My research focuses on small-scale phenomenons in the atmospheric boundary layer close to the Earth's surface. In particular, I am interested in processes that are related to the interaction between the land surface and the surface layer - the lowest part of the boundary layer. My main research tool is the large-eddy simulation model PALM. The work includes theoretical approaches, numerical modeling and parameterization of different land surfaces such as natural landscapes, water surface, and urban built-up area, as well as turbulence-resolving simulations.
Current research topics are:
- The turbulent structure of nocturnal radiation fog
- Application and evaluation of Monin-Obukhov similarity theory in the surface layer
- Effects of land-surface heterogeneity on the boundary layer
- Representation of different land surface types in large-eddy simulation models
- Using large-eddy simulations as operational forecasting tool of high-risk weather at airports