Thermal internal boundary layer
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thermal internal boundary layer
An internal boundary layer caused by advection of air across a discontinuity in surface temperature.
Important in coastal plains, this layer increases in depth to merge eventually with the convective boundary layer some distance from the coastline. In this example of cool air advection, the thermal internal boundary layer grows in depth as the square root of distance from the discontinuity.