Reports of working groups.
Heat, Moisture, and Momentum Fluxes in the Boundary Layer
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1969 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 4, Issue 12, pages 1381–1383, December 1969
How to Cite
1969), Heat, Moisture, and Momentum Fluxes in the Boundary Layer, Radio Sci., 4(12), 1381–1383, doi:10.1029/RS004i012p01381., , , , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 6 AUG 1969
As there are many techniques available for measuring these fluxes in the boundary layer, the group considered that it would be useful to start by discussing seven principal ones in turn.
The vertical flux (or eddy transport) F of any atmospheric parameter ψ may be represented by
where w is the wind's vertical component, and the prime denotes the instantaneous deviation of the quantity from its mean value (e.g. w″ = w″ − [Priestley, 1959]. It is important to choose the sampling rate and the observational period so that the required parts of the total flux spectrum are measured [Pasquill, 1962].