Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 241–244

Internal boundary layer growth following a step change in surface roughness

  • D. H. Wood
Research Notes

DOI: 10.1007/BF00118257

Cite this article as:
Wood, D.H. Boundary-Layer Meteorol (1982) 22: 241. doi:10.1007/BF00118257


The testing of a simple correlation for the height of the internal layer, found from dimensional analysis, is described. It is shown that the internal layer is controlled by the larger of the upstream and downstream roughness length scales.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Co 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. H. Wood
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia