TIME and SPACE SCALES of ATMOSPHERIC MOTION
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TIME and SPACE SCALES of ATMOSPHERIC MOTION. Global scale [> 20000 km] Synoptic scale [2000–20000 km] Mesoscale [2-2000 km] Microscale [< 2 km]. Smog layer over Santiago, Chile. Top of boundary layer (inversion). Boundary layer capped with clouds.

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TIME and SPACE SCALES of ATMOSPHERIC MOTION

Global scale

[> 20000 km]

Synoptic scale

[2000–20000 km]

Mesoscale

[2-2000 km]

Microscale

[< 2 km]


Smog layer over santiago chile
Smog layer over Santiago, Chile

Top of

boundary

layer

(inversion)



Typical values of the bowen ratio b h h l
Typical values of the Bowen Ratio (B=H/HL)

* strongly dependent upon the meteorology/air-mass


Surface skin temperature over new york city
Surface skin temperature over New York City

www.gisdevelopment.net/aars/acrs/1991/psq/ps015.asp


Diurnal skin temperature range july
Diurnal skin temperature range (July)

http://ams.allenpress.com/perlserv/?request=get-abstract&issn=1520-0442&volume=005&issue=09&page=0920


Land surface heterogeneity
Land surface heterogeneity

  • http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/images/ag-montage.jpg


Profiles over the cloudy subtropical ocean
Profiles over the cloudy subtropical ocean

From Caldwell et al. (2005)


Temperature profile from the south pole
Temperature profile from the South Pole

From Hudson and Brandt (2005)


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