Fall 2004
Class meeting time arranged
Eugene S. Takle
3013 Agronomy

Topics Addressed:
Characteristics and importance of the atmospheric boundary layer
Mean and turbulent fluctuations, statistics
Stress tensor, eddy flux
Governing equations for mean flow
Equations for turbulent flux and variance (momentum, heat, passive scalar)
Turbulence kinetic energy equation
Turbulence closure techniques
Surface forcings and boundary conditions
Time series and spectra
Similarity theory
Simulation of the ABL
Measurements in the atmospheric boundary layer
Convective mixed layer
Stable boundary layer
Geographic effects
Diffusion and air pollution

Stull, Roland B. An Introduction to Boundary-Layer Meteorology. Kluwer Academic Pub. 666 pp.

Azad, Ram S., The Atmospheric Boundary Layer for Engineers. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht. 565 pp.

Garrett, John R., 1992: The Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Cambridge University Press.

Csanady, G.T.,: Turbulent Diffusion in the Environment.

Hinze, J.O., 1975: Turbulence.

Lumley, John L., and Hans A. Panofsky, 1964: The Structure of Atmospheric Turbulence. John Wiley Interscience Pub. 239 pp.

Panofsky, Hans A., and John A. Dutton, 1984: Atmospheric Turbulence. John Wiley. 397 pp.

Pielke, Roger A., 1984: Mesoscale Meteorological Modeling. Academic Press, Orlando. 612 pp.

Seinfeld, J.: Air Pollution.

Sorbjan, Zbigniew, 1989: Structure of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer. Prentice Hall. 317 pp.


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