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The Atmospheric Boundary Layer

Series: Cambridge Atmospheric and Space Science Series Volume: 5

By: JR Garratt

316 pages, Figs, tabs.

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Apr 1994 | #32333 | ISBN: 0521467454
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Hardback | Aug 1992 | #28667 | ISBN: 0521380529
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Aims to provides a moderately advanced text for the experienced researcher or teacher. A careful balance is struck between mathematical description and physical interpretation.

'An excellent review of the current state of affairs on boundary-layer meteorology research.' Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 'I find that it compares favourably to good texts that have appeared recently; I strongly recommend it as a synthesis of present thinking on physical processes in the atmospheric boundary layer.' Waves in Random Media.


1. The atmospheric boundary layer; 2. Basic equations for mean and fluctuating quantites; 3. Scaling laws for mean and turbulent quantites; 4. Surface roughness and local advection; 5. Energy fluxes at the land surface; 6. The thermally stratified ABL; 7. The cloud topped boundary layer; 8. ABL modelling and parameterisation schemes; 9. The impact of the ABL on climate.

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