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Structure functions of air temperature over an inhomogeneous underlying surface. Part II. Statistics of structure functions’ parameters


The statistics of parameters entering into analytical representations of air temperature structure functions in the ground layer of the atmosphere over an inhomogeneous underlying surface is presented. Our main attention is paid to the analysis of histograms of these parameters. One can see a rather high degree of variability in the parameters, which is related, in particular, to where the observations are performed and the height of the measuring device. The connection between structure function parameters and root-meansquare deviations of wind velocity and air temperature is considered.

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Original Russian Text © V.A. Gladkikh, I.V. Nevzorova, S.L. Odintsov, V.A. Fedorov, 2013, published in Optica Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Gladkikh, V.A., Nevzorova, I.V., Odintsov, S.L. et al. Structure functions of air temperature over an inhomogeneous underlying surface. Part II. Statistics of structure functions’ parameters. Atmos Ocean Opt 27, 154–163 (2014).

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  • Structure Function
  • Observation Point
  • Oceanic Optic
  • Ground Layer
  • Atmospheric Optic