Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 363–372 | Cite as

A review of flux-profile relationships

  • A. J. Dyer
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Abstract

Flux-profile relationships in the constant flux layer are reviewed. The preferred relationships are found to be those of Dyer and Hicks (1970), namely, φH=φW=(1−16(z/L))−1/2, φM=(1−16(z/L))−1/4 for the unstable region, and φH=φW=φM= 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.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Dyer
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  1. 1.CSIRO Division of Atmospheric PhysicsAspendaleAustralia

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