Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows: Their Structure and Measurement

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Boundary layer meteorology is the study of the physical processes that take place in the layer of air that is most influenced by the earth's underlying surface. This text/reference gives an uncomplicated view of the structure of the boundary layer, the instruments available for measuring its mean and turbulent properties, how best to make the measurements, and ways to process and analyze the data. The main applications of the book are in atmospheric modelling, wind engineering, air pollution, and agricultural meteorology. The authors have pioneered research on atmospheric turbulence and flow, and are noted for their contributions to the study of the boundary layer. This important work will interest atmospheric scientists, meteorologists, and students and faculty in these fields.
 

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Contents

1 FLOW OVER FLAT UNIFORM TERRAIN
3
2 SPECTRA AND COSPECTRA OVER FLAT UNIFORM TERRAIN
32
3 FLOW OVER PLANT CANOPIES
66
4 FLOW OVER CHANGING TERRAIN
109
5 FLOW OVER HILLS
155
6 SENSORS AND TECHNIQUES FOR OBSERVING THE BOUNDARY LAYER
207
7 ACQUISITION AND PROCESSING OF ATMOSPHERIC BOUNDARY LAYER DATA
254
General List of Symbols
281
Index
285
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About the author (1994)

J. C. Kaimal is at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colorado.