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Turbulent Transfer in the Marine Planetary Boundary Layer
Final rept. 9 May 1984-30 Apr 1994
COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER
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Work under this contract focused on turbulent processes in the marine atmospheric boundary layer MABL and how they effect mixing between ocean and the free atmosphere. In particular, we investigated specific mechanisms of this turbulence within the MABL and how these mechanisms responded to varying boundary and internal forcing. By developing, from both observational and theoretical perspectives, a coherent picture of MABL turbulence in terms of the mechanics of turbulence, we gained new insight into the behavior of the MABL which will lead to improved predictability.
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