TURBULENCE IN THE SURFACE LAYER OF A STRATIFIED ATMOSPHERE.
EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS ORIENTAL SCIENCE LIBRARY
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This paper discusses turbulent exchange in the surface layer of a stratified atmosphere. First, considering the effect of thermal stratification on turbulence, a new form of function of the Richardson number is derived from the energy balance equation of a turbulent atmosphere. Secondly, a reasonable function is proposed describing the vertical distribution of elements in the stratified atmospheric surface layer. Several graphs are also given which make an accurate calculation of the turbulent characteristic values possible, such as turbulent exchange based on the observed data. Some computations based on observed data are furnished for comparison with others. It is shown that the treatment in this paper is reasonable and the results are better than those of Monin and Obukhov. Author