Parameterization of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer: A View from Just Above the Inversion

Teixeira J, Stevens B, Bretherton CS, Cederwall R, Doyle JD, Golaz JC, Holtslag A, Klein SA, Lundquist JK, Randall DA, Siebesma AP, Soares PMM
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 89:453-458, DOI:10.1175/BAMS-89-4-453

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One of the main components of the climate system is the atmospheric boundary layer, which mediates the interactions between the ocean/land surface and the free atmosphere. Several boundary layer processes are known to have a profound influence on the climate system. Relevant examples include the feedbacks between boundary layer clouds and climate. However, in weather and climate prediction models, in spite of some advances, the boundary layer is still not represented realistically.