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The atmospheric boundary layer

Author: J R Garratt
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Series: Cambridge atmospheric and space science series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. ed. (with corrections)View all editions and formats
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"This book gives a comprehensive and lucid account of the science of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL). Its purpose is to provide a moderately advanced text aimed at the experienced researcher or teacher working in the atmospheric and related sciences. Its importance lies in the breadth of the material covered, with a careful balance between mathematical description and physical interpretation. Book  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R Garratt
ISBN: 0521467454 9780521467452 0521380529 9780521380522
OCLC Number: 31686086
Description: xviii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The atmospheric boundary layer --
Basic equations for mean and fluctuating quantities --
Scaling laws for men and turbulent quantities --
Surface roughness and local advection --
Energy fluxes at the land surface --
The thermally stratified atmospheric boundary layer --
The cloud-topped boundary --
Atmospheric boundary-layer modelling and parameterization schemes --
The atmospheric boundary layer, climate and climate modelling.
Series Title: Cambridge atmospheric and space science series.
Responsibility: J.R. Garratt.

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This book is an advanced text covering both the physics and dynamics of the atmospheric boundary layer. It emphasizes the role of surface processes and the application of boundary-layer  Read more...

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