Comments on deriving the equilibrium height of the stable boundary layer

G.J. Steeneveld, B.J.H. van de Wiel, A.A.M. Holtslag

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Abstract

Recently, the equilibrium height of the stable boundary layer received much attention in a series of papers by Zilitinkevich and co-workers. In these studies the stable boundary-layer height is derived in terms of inverse interpolation of different boundary-layer height scales, each representing a prototype boundary layer. As an alternative we propose an inverse interpolation of the eddy diffusivities for each prototype before applying the definition of the Ekman layer depth. The new equation for the stable boundary-layer height improves performance in a comparison against four observational datasets
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-264
JournalQuarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
Volume133
Issue number622
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • model

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