Buoyancy length scale

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buoyancy length scale

A measure of the suppression of vertical turbulent motions by statically stable air.

Defined as:
ams2001glos-Be27
where σw is the standard deviation of vertical velocity, and N is the Brunt–Väisälä frequency. It is a useful length scale for the stable boundary layer.

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