Local free-convection similarity

From AMS Glossary
Jump to: navigation, search

local free-convection similarity

Similar to mixed-layer similarity as a way to find empirically universal relationships between boundary layer variables, except using a general height z in place of the depth of the mixed layer zi and using local values of fluxes at height z (including in the definition for Deardorff velocity).

This approach is designed for use in the statically unstable surface layer.
Compare local similarity, similarity theory, dimensional analysis, Buckingham Pi theory.

Personal tools