FORECASTING THE NOCTURNAL TEMPERATURE VARIATION OF THE ATMOSPHERIC SURFACE BOUNDARY LAYER.
AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MASS
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It is proposed that the method of forecasting the nocturnal temperature variation of the atmospheric surface boundary layer be refined by taking into account the prior temperature variation. The examination first covers the general case, where the prior temperature variation at the level of the instrument shelter is given as an arbitrary function of time in agreement with observational data. Next, it is shown that for practical purposes, the representation of the prior temperature variation can be confined to a periodic function, and a solution to the problem is given for this case. The resulting solution is taken as the basis for a system of calculation that is sufficiently convenient for operational use in the weather station network and at the weather office. Author