Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 74, Issue 1, pp 1–18

Mixing-height estimation in the convective boundary layer using sodar data

  • Frank Beyrich

DOI: 10.1007/BF00715708

Cite this article as:
Beyrich, F. Boundary-Layer Meteorol (1995) 74: 1. doi:10.1007/BF00715708


Sodar has been used for about 20 years to determine mixing height. However, estimation of the height of a convective boundary layer (CBL) that exceeds the sodar-probing range is still an unsolved question. As one possible way, it is suggested that one adapt a simple mixed-layer model to sodar observations during the morning growth period of the CBL, when its top can be clearly detected. Results are compared with other methods for CBL-height estimation from sodar data that have been proposed in the literature. Finally, some prognostic aspects are discussed.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Beyrich
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  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut für Atmosphärische Umweltforschung, Institutsteil Berlin RudowerBerlinGermany