Boundary Layer Quasi-Equilibrium (BLQ)

  • David J. Raymond
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 505)


Boundary layer quasi-equilibrium (BLQ) is a theory of how moist convection is controlled over the warm tropical oceans. Theories of convective control fall into two categories, those which postulate that convection is controlled by the large scale convergence of moisture, and those which insist that convection is controlled by the production and destruction of convective instability. BLQ falls in the latter category and pays particular attention to the role of the subcloud or boundary layer in determining instability. This presentation is based on work published by Raymond [16] and Emanuel [6].


Boundary Layer Convective Available Potential Energy Water Vapor Flux Moist Static Energy Equivalent Potential Temperature 
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  • David J. Raymond
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  1. 1.Physics Department and Geophysical Research CenterNew Mexico TechSocorroUSA

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