Wind-Speed—Surface-Heat-Flux Feedback in Dust Devils

Junshi Ito, Hiroshi Niino

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Strong winds associated with dust devils can induce locally large heat fluxes from the surface, and resulting enhanced buoyancy may further intensify the dust devils. This positive wind—surface-heat-flux feedback is studied using a large-eddy simulation of a convective boundary layer. A comparison of the results with and without the feedback process for the same environment demonstrates the significance of the feedback process for simulated dust devils.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
JournalBoundary-Layer Meteorology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Bulk method
  • Dust devil
  • Large-eddy simulation
  • Surface heat flux
  • Whirlwind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science


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