Innsbruck Box (i-Box)

Innsbruck Box (or i-Box for short) is a test bed for studying boundary layer processes in highly complex terrain.

Designed to be a long-term "reference box" for studying the characteristics of turbulence structure and exchange processes in truly complex topography, i-Box represents an integrated approach combining three-dimensional long-term turbulence observations with high-resolution numerical modeling. i-Box observational stations are located in the Inn Valley, an approximately northeast-southwest oriented valley in western Austria. The locations of the core sites (six turbulence stations) were chosen to represent different topographic features in order to secure the universality of the obtained results.

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