Turbulence and Dispersion in the Planetary Boundary Layer

  • Francesco┬áTampieri

Part of the Physics of Earth and Space Environments book series (EARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Francesco Tampieri
    Pages 1-15
  3. Francesco Tampieri
    Pages 17-49
  4. Francesco Tampieri
    Pages 117-153
  5. Francesco Tampieri
    Pages 155-189
  6. Francesco Tampieri
    Pages 191-211
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-241

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive review of our current understanding of the planetary boundary layer, particularly the turbulent exchanges of momentum, heat and passive scalars between the surface of the Earth and the atmosphere.
It presents and discusses the observations and the theory of the turbulent boundary layer, both for homogeneous and more realistic heterogeneous surface conditions, as well as the dispersion of tracers. Lastly it addresses the main problems arising due to turbulence in weather, climate and atmospheric composition numerical models.
Written for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate-level students and atmospheric researchers, it is also of interest to anyone wanting to understand the findings and obtain an update on problems that have yet to be solved.


Atmospheric Turbulence Convective Boundary Layer Large Eddy Simulations Stable Boundary Layer Urban Boundary Layer Atmospheric dispersion Canopy layer Reynolds averaged equations Internal boundary layer Turbulent dispersion Canopy flow Obukhov length Numerical weather prediction Monin Obukhov similarity theory Passive scalars

Authors and affiliations

  • Francesco┬áTampieri
    • 1
  1. 1.CNR ISACBolognaItaly

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