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An Observational Study Of The Planetary Boundary Layer Height At The Central Nuclear De Almaraz, Spain

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR940422

Volume

4

Pages

14

Published

1994

Size

845 kb

Author(s)

J.A. Garcia, M.L. Cancillo, J.L. Cano & C. Vague

Abstract

The evolution of the mixing layer height, both diurnal and nocturnal and the nocturnal planetary boundary layer height has been evaluated at the Central Nuclear de Almaraz, Spain in a winter period. Results show that a surface-based stable boundary layer forms after sunset and grows during the night, and that it is completely eroded by convection only after midday. On the other hand the mixing layer height, which is lower than the nocturnal planetary boundary layer, keeps nearly steady during the night, and then grows due to convection even on a cloudy day 1 Introduction

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