Aircraft measurements of turbulence spectra in the marine stratocumulus-topped boundary layer

J. J. Nucciarone, G. S. Young

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Abstract

At least four of these phenomena contribute to the turbulence spectra: eddies that result directly from shear and buoyant production of turbulent kinetic energy (the microscale energy production subrange); smaller eddies that result from the inertial cascade of energy (the inertial subrange); quasi-two-dimensional mesoscale variations; and gravity waves. The velocity, temperature, and moisture spectra are affected differently by each of these phenomena. The turbulence spectra highlight the differences between the cold-current marine stratocumulus-topped boundary layer and the overland convective boundary layer. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2382-2392
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume48
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science

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