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Chi O. Ao, Duane E. Waliser, Steven K. Chan, Jui-Lin Li, Baijun Tian, Feiqin Xie and Anthony J. Mannucci Planetary boundary layer heights from GPS radio occultation refractivity and humidity profiles Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (1984–2012) 117

Article first published online: 30 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JD017598

Key Points

  • A global climatology of PBL heights was derived using 3 years of GPS RO data
  • The technique is most useful for sharp PBL tops over the subtropics
  • PBL heights from ECMWF Reanalysis were ~500 m lower almost everywhere

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