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Title: Boundary Layer Experiment 1996 (BLX96).
Author: Berg, Larry K.; Santoso, Edi; Stull, Roland B.; Hacker, Joshua P.
Issue Date: 1997-06
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2011-04-11
Publisher American Meteorological Society
Citation: Stull, Roland B., Santoso, Edi, Berg, Larry K., Hacker, Joshua P. 1997. Boundary Layer Experiment 1996 (BLX96). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 78(6) 1149-1158. http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/1520-0477%281997%29078%3C1149%3ABLEB%3E2.0.CO%3B2
Abstract: The University of Wyoming King Air aircraft was the primary instrument platform for turbulence measurements in the bottom half of the convective boundary layer during 15 July–13 August 1996. A total of 12 successful research flights were made, each of about 4.5-h duration. Crosswind (east–west) flight patterns were flown in Oklahoma and Kansas over three sites of different land use: forest, pasture, and crops. Measurements of mean values, turbulent deviations, and turbulent fluxes of temperature, moisture, and momentum were made to test theories of convective transport, the radix layer, and cumulus potential. Additional portions of each flight included slant soundings and near-surface horizontal flights in order to determine mixed layer (ML) scaling variables such as ML depth zi, Deardorff velocity w and buoyancy velocity wB. While the ML was shallower and the ground wetter than anticipated based on climatology, a high-quality dataset was obtained. Copyright 1997 American Meteorological Society (AMS). Permission to use figures, tables, and brief excerpts from this work in scientific and educational works is hereby granted provided that the source is acknowledged. Any use of material in this work that is determined to be “fair use” under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act or that satisfies the conditions specified in Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act (17 USC §108, as revised by P.L. 94-553) does not require the AMS’s permission. Republication, systematic reproduction, posting in electronic form, such as on a web site or in a searchable database, or other uses of this material, except as exempted by the above statement, requires written permission or a license from the AMS. Additional details are provided in the AMS Copyright Policy, available on the AMS Web site located at (http://www.ametsoc.org/) or from the AMS at 617-227-2425 or copyright@ametsoc.org.
Affiliation: Earth and Ocean Sciences, Dept. of (EOS), Dept of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/33509
Peer Review Status: Reviewed
Scholarly Level: Faculty

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