Articles | Volume 5, issue 4
Research article
23 Dec 2020
Research article |  | 23 Dec 2020

The Alaiz experiment: untangling multi-scale stratified flows over complex terrain

Pedro Santos, Jakob Mann, Nikola Vasiljević, Elena Cantero, Javier Sanz Rodrigo, Fernando Borbón, Daniel Martínez-Villagrasa, Belén Martí, and Joan Cuxart


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AR by Pedro Santos on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (03 Nov 2020) by Rebecca Barthelmie
ED: Publish as is (16 Nov 2020) by Joachim Peinke (Chief editor)
AR by Pedro Santos on behalf of the Authors (20 Nov 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
This study presents results from the Alaiz experiment (ALEX17), featuring the characterization of two cases with flow features ranging from 0.1 to 10 km in complex terrain. We show that multiple scanning lidars can capture in detail a type of atmospheric wave that can happen up to 10 % of the time at this site. The results are in agreement with multiple ground observations and demonstrate the role of atmospheric stability in flow phenomena that need to be better captured by numerical models.
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