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The Atmospheric Boundary Layer

By: JR Garratt
316 pages, Figs, tabs.
The Atmospheric Boundary Layer
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  • The Atmospheric Boundary Layer ISBN: 9780521467452 Paperback Apr 1994 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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About this book

Aims to provides a moderately advanced text for the experienced researcher or teacher. A careful balance is struck between mathematical description and physical interpretation.


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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By: JR Garratt
316 pages, Figs, tabs.
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'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.
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