Mixed-layer similarity

From Glossary of Meteorology

mixed-layer similarity

An empirical method of finding universal relationships between boundary layer variables that are made dimensionless using the Deardorff velocity w*, the mixed-layer depth zi, and the mixed-layer temperature scale
, where
is the surface kinematic heat flux.

The resulting universal relationships are valid only for convective mixed layers. An example is

Compare local free-convection similarity, local similarity, similarity theory, dimensional analysis, Buckingham Pi theory.

Stull, R. B. 1988. An Introduction to Boundary Layer Meteorology. 666 pp.

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