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.


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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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