# Convective transport theory

From AMS Glossary

## convective transport theory

A relationship between surface fluxes and state of the air in the mid mixed layer, which applies to situations where convective thermals are causing nonlocal transport vertically in the atmospheric boundary layer.

The kinematic flux where

*F*_{S}of variable*S*is*w*_{B}is the buoyancy velocity,*S*_{sfc skin}is the value of*S*at the solid surface of the earth,*S*_{mid-ML}is the value of*S*near the middle of the convective mixed layer, and*b*_{S}is an empirical parameter of order 10^{-3}.