Conserved variable analysis of the convective boundary layer thermodynamic structure over the tropical oceans.

A. K. Betts, Bruce A Albrecht

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An analysis of FGGE dropwindsonde data using conserved thermodynamic variables shows mixing line structures for the convective boundary layer over the equatorial Pacific. Deeper boundary layers show a double structure. Reversals of the gradients of mixing ratio and equivalent potential temperature above the boundary-layer top are present in all the averages and suggest that the origin of the air sinking into the boundary layer needs further study.-Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-99
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of the Atmospheric Sciences
Volume44
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Conserved variable analysis of the convective boundary layer thermodynamic structure over the tropical oceans. / Betts, A. K.; Albrecht, Bruce A.

In: Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 44, No. 1, 1987, p. 83-99.

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