Effects of Baroclinicity on Resistance Laws for the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Over a Slightly Inclined Terrain

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  • 1 Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder 80309
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Abstract

The similarity theory of an atmospheric boundary layer over a slightly inclined terrain, discussed in an earlier paper (Sorbjan, 1983) is extended to the case of geostrophic wind varying with height. The forms of resistance laws and universal functions are obtained in the cases when the Ekman height or the actual boundary layer height are used as the boundary layer height scales.

Abstract

The similarity theory of an atmospheric boundary layer over a slightly inclined terrain, discussed in an earlier paper (Sorbjan, 1983) is extended to the case of geostrophic wind varying with height. The forms of resistance laws and universal functions are obtained in the cases when the Ekman height or the actual boundary layer height are used as the boundary layer height scales.

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