Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 363-372

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A review of flux-profile relationships

  • A. J. DyerAffiliated withCSIRO Division of Atmospheric Physics

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Flux-profile relationships in the constant flux layer are reviewed. The preferred relationships are found to be those of Dyer and Hicks (1970), namely, φ H =φ W =(1−16(z/L))−1/2, φ M =(1−16(z/L))−1/4 for the unstable region, and φ H =φ W =φ M = 1+5(z/L) for the stable region.

The carefully determined results of Businger et al. (1971) remain a difficulty which calls for considerable clarification.