Bachelor Thesis: A numerical investigation of aerosol transport from the boundary layer up to the free atmosphere using the COSMO modelSven Esser and Andreas Bott
Aerosol is defined as a mixture of solid or liquid particles (e.g. carbon black particles) and a gas (e.g. air). Most of these particles in the atmosphere are released from near the earth's surface and enter the planetary boundary layer (PBL). The PBL connects the earth's surface with the free atmosphere. A very interesting question is which processes contribute to the propagation of aerosol into the free atmosphere. Among these processes, convection and turbulence will be analysed in this work. Simulations with the COSMO model will be performed to investigate selected case studies.