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  Mostafa Momen
works on the dynamics of the unsteady atmospheric boundary layers at Princeton Environmental Fluid Mechanics Lab with Professor Elie Bou-Zeid. His recent research focuses on the dynamics of the unsteady Ekman boundary layer, atmospheric boundary layer time response to different transient forcincg scenarios, turbulent kinetic energy budget under variable forcing and developing analytical models such as damped-oscillator models
for predicting these variations.

At Sharif University of Technology, Mostafa earned a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2012, and he is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Princeton University since 2012.
Here is his Linkedin and Researchgate links.

I will try to update here monthly so check it out sometime.

What we do ...

  • How does mesoscale variability impact mean winds and turbulence intensity, production, and transport in the ABL?
  • How does the relationship between the frequency of the forcing and the natural frequency of the boundary layer influence the ABL response?
  • Is it possible to model the ABL under variable forcing as a simpler physical system? And how does that help us to understand and model its dynamics?
  • How does the ABL respond to buoyant production or loss due to variable stabilizing/destabilizing heat fluxes?
  • How can we make accurate short-term forecasts of the ABL behavior using real environmental data and simpler analytical models?
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