Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 7–29

Turbulence in an atmosphere with a non-uniform temperature

  • A. M. Obukhov

DOI: 10.1007/BF00718085

Cite this article as:
Obukhov, A.M. Boundary-Layer Meteorol (1971) 2: 7. doi:10.1007/BF00718085


In this work the effect of static stability on the development of atmospheric turbulence is investigated. This influence is considered quantitatively by generalizing Prandtl's semi-empirical theory, i.e., by using a correcting factor in the form of a universal function of the Richardson number. An evaluation of the thickness of the layer of dynamic turbulence under various external conditions is successfully achieved quantitatively.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Obukhov
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute of Theoretical Geophysics of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R.MoscowRussia