Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 7–29 | Cite as

Turbulence in an atmosphere with a non-uniform temperature

  • A. M. Obukhov


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.


Atmosphere Static Stability External Condition Richardson Number Atmospheric Turbulence 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1971

Authors and Affiliations

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

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