Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 289–300 | Cite as

On the dynamics of the molecular temperature boundary layer above the sea

  • Th. Foken
  • S. A. Kitajgorodskij
  • O. A. Kuznecov
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Abstract

Results of measurements carried out in the Caspian Sea in 1975 and 1976 have been used to study the thickness of the molecular temperature boundary layer and the difference of temperature in this layer as functions of hydrometeorological parameters. This thickness of the molecular temperature boundary layer was found to be dependent on both the friction velocity and wave phase. The same is also true for the temperature difference. On the other hand, it was not possible to observe a definite dependence upon the roughness of the surface of the sea and the stability.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Th. Foken
    • 1
  • S. A. Kitajgorodskij
    • 2
  • O. A. Kuznecov
    • 2
  1. 1.Sektion Physik, Arbeitsgruppe OzeanologieKarl-Marx-UniversitätLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.Institute of OceanologyAcademy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R.MoscowUSSR

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