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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code ESE667
Subject Title Boundary Layer Meteorology


Introduction: definitions and background, variables, wind and flow, turbulent transports; Taylor’s hypothesis and observing techniques, boundary layer depth and structure Mathematical and conceptual tools: Turbulence and its spectrum; spectral gap; mean and turbulent parts; basic statistical methods; rules of averaging; turbulent kinetic energy; kinematic flux, eddy flux; stresses. Governing equations for turbulent flow: methodology, basic equations, simplifications and approximations, equations for mean variables in a turbulent flow. Mixed layer theory: mixing and entropy; governing equations, model behavior, surface fluxes and entrainment. Cloud-topped boundary layers: moisture variables; radiative processes, observed structure; governing equations, entrainment. Trade wind boundary layer: mean structure and fluxes; moist convective processes; sub-cloud layer interactions; strato-cumulus to trade cumulus transitions. Deep convection and Marine boundary layer: controls on deep convection; MABL modification by downdrafts; boundary layer recovery; boundary layer modeling and parameterizations.

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