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Volume 10, issue 12 | Copyright
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4573-4585, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Research article 29 Nov 2017

Research article | 29 Nov 2017

Novel approaches to estimating the turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate from low- and moderate-resolution velocity fluctuation time series

Marta Wacławczyk et al.
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Short summary
We propose two novel methods to estimate turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate applicable to airborne measurements. In this way we increase robustness of the dissipation rate retrieval and extend its applicability to a wider range of data sets. The new approaches relate the predicted form of the dissipation spectrum to the mean of zero crossings of the measured velocity fluctuations. The methods are easy to implement numerically, and estimates remain unaffected by certain measurement errors.
We propose two novel methods to estimate turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate applicable to...