Atmospheric Boundary Layer Flows

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 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 analyse 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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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 162.6 x 233.7 x 30.5mm | 544.32g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • line figures, tables
  • 0195062396
  • 9780195062397
  • 1,088,702

Table of contents

1. Flow over flat uniform terrain ; 2. Spectra and cospectra over flat uniform terrain ; 3. Flow over plant canopies ; 4. Flow over changing terrain ; 5. Flow over hills ; 6. Sensors and techniques for observing the boundary layer ; 7. Acquisition and processing of boundary layer data ; Index
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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 Finningan is very accessible and 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 to the resources available to ABL scientists and research students. * Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestiral Physics * 'Chandram Kaimal has an impressive background in measuring the structure of the atmospheric boundary layer ... John Finnigan also brings a wealth of experience in measuring atmospheric boundary-layer flow. This ia a practically oriented book designed with the experimentalist in mind. It is well written and gives a valuable overview of the structure of the ABL. I highly recommend it.'
Dale Hess, Australian Meteorological Magazine 43:2 June 1994
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