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**Synopsis**- Theory & behavior of the bottom 2 km of the atmosphere, which is often turbulent and is strongly influenced by the earth's surface.- Topic Schedule - Each week corresponds to a chapter in the textbook. Links below show reading assignments, learning goals, and evaluations. (Web Pages are Under Construction)
- Mean boundary-layer characteristics
- Statistical tools
- Mean governing equations for turbulent flow
- Forecast eqs for turbulent fluxes and variances
- Turbulence kinetic energy (TKE), stability & scaling
- Turbulence closure
- Boundary conditions and surface forcings
- Time-series tools
- Similarity theory
- Measurement and Large-eddy Simulation (LES)
- Unstable mixed layer (daytime, convective)
- Stable boundary layer (nighttime)
- BL clouds and geographic effects (Ch 13 & 14)

- Learning Goals - By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the role of turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL).
- Anticipate the daily evolution of the ABL for various situations.
- Derive the governing equations and explain the meanings of all the terms for turbulent ABL flows.
- Justify different approximations & simulations to bipass the turbulence closure problem.

- Use ABL parameterizations in weather and climate-simulations.
- (See detailed Learning Goals for each week.)

**Instructor**- Roland Stull**Textbooks**: Stull, R.B., 1988: Introduction to Boundary Layer Meteorology. Springer. paperback. ISBN 978-90-277-2769-5.

**Evaluation**- Midterm exam 30%, homeworks 70%.**Schedule****and Location**. Tuesday & Thursday, 11 am - 12:30 pm, in room 326A EOS-Main.

**Prerequisites**:

- partial differential eqs,

or instructor permission. Students from all faculties are welcomed
to this course.

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