Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows: Their Structure and Measurement

Hardcover | August 1, 1989

byJ. C. Kaimal, J. J. Finnigan

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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 itsmean 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 turbulenceand 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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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 itsmean and turbulent properties, how best to ma...

J. C. Kaimal is at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colorado.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.49 × 6.3 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 1989Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195062396

ISBN - 13:9780195062397

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Table of Contents

1. Flow over Flat Uniform Terrain2. Spectra and Cospectra over Flat Uniform Terrain3. Flow over Plant Canopies4. Flow over Changing Terrain5. Flow over Hills6. Sensors and Techniques for Observing the Boundary Layer7. Acquisition and Processing of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Data

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"This book provides a clear, broad overview of the subject, with an emphasis on empirical and experimental aspects. . . .The analysis of ABL data is not trivial, and a comprehensive discussion of the topic is very valuable. . . .The approach adopted by Kaimal and Finnigan is very accessibleand should act as a useful introduction to many topics within ABL research. Because of its breadth of practical descriptions and guidance for ABL researchers, this book is a valuable addition." --Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics