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Title: The parametrization of boundary layer processes in general circulation models
Author: Richards, Paul. J. R
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 1980
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An assessment and comparison are made of two separate methods of parametrizing the boundary-layer processes in a general circulation model. The first method is based on the use of eddy diffusivities. By using the framework of asymptotic similarity theory to describe the boundary layer as observed: and as predicted by single-column models, an objective assessment is made of formulations of the eddy diffusivities. Idealised neutral. conditions and diabatic conditions are examined separately. A formulation based on the specification of the mixing-length is recommended.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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