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Fine-scale structure observed in a stable atmospheric boundary layer by SODAR and kite-borne tethersonde

Anderson, P.S.. 2003 Fine-scale structure observed in a stable atmospheric boundary layer by SODAR and kite-borne tethersonde. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 107 (2). 323-351.

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Abstract/Summary

Co-located high resolution profiles of acoustic backscatter, wind vector and potential temperature are presented, measured within the stable atmospheric boundary layer over an Antarctic ice shelf. Acoustic profiles from a monostatic acoustic radar (Sodar) indicate complex structure within the boundary layer, whilst wind and temperature profiles from a tethersonde show corresponding bands of differing stability. Internal waves and fossil convection are shown to invalidate attempts to compare backscatter measurements with theoretical estimates based on local wind and temperature gradients, but during ideal conditions, a qualitative agreement is observed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Antarctic Climate Processes
ISSN: 0006-8314
NORA Subject Terms: Meteorology and Climatology
Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 12 Aug 2010 13:57
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/10147

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