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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Structure of the Planetary Boundary Layer and Implications for Its Modeling.|
|Author||Wyngaard, J. C. ;|
|CORP Author||American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA. ;National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.|
|Additional Subjects||Boundary layer ; Atmosphere models ; Air quality ; Reprints ; Atmospheric boundary layer ; Planetary boundary layer|
Through the innovative use of laboratory experiments, numerical simulations, and direct measurements, researchers have greatly extended our knowledge of planetary boundary layer (PBL) structure over the last 15 years. The paper reviews some recent findings as they bear on the modeling of both convective and stable PBL's. While recent reviews indicate that some PBL models used in air quality applications reflect little of our current understanding, there is also encouraging evidence that updating these models can be straightforward and rewarding. The time seems ripe for the development of a new generation of PBL models, and some issues involved in their optimum design are discussed.