Turbulent Boundary Layers in the Atmosphere and Ocean, 7.5 credits

About the course

This course covers turbulent mixing and exchange processes in the atmospheric and oceanic boundary layers. Exchange of momentum, heat, energy and water is described with turbulence and similarity theories. The content is:

- the observed structure of the boundary layer

- Reynold's partitioning and averaging

- turbulence energy and turbulent fluxes

- observational techniques and methods of analysis

- the closure problem

- the turbulent kinetic energy equation

- similarity theory, e.g. the Monin-Obukhov theory

- the Ekman layer

- turbulence spectra

- dispersion in the boundary layer

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