Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 201–209

Scaling the atmospheric boundary layer


  • A. A. M. Holtslag
    • Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
  • F. T. M. Nieuwstadt
    • Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

DOI: 10.1007/BF00117468

Cite this article as:
Holtslag, A.A.M. & Nieuwstadt, F.T.M. Boundary-Layer Meteorol (1986) 36: 201. doi:10.1007/BF00117468


We review scaling regimes of the idealized Atmospheric Boundary Layer. The main emphasis is given on recent findings for stable conditions. We present diagrams in which the scaling regimes are illustrated as a function of the major boundary-layer parameters. A discussion is given on the different properties of the scaling regimes in unstable and stable conditions.

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