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Title: Atmospheric boundary layer evening transitions over West Texas

item Ruiz-columbie, Arquimedes
item Basu, Sukanta
item Chang, Chia-bo
item Gowda, Prasanna
item Harshan, Suraj

Submitted to: American Geophysical Union
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/16/2008
Publication Date: 12/15/2008
Citation: Ruiz-Columbie, A., Basu, S., Chang, C., Gowda, P., Harshan, S. 2008. Atmospheric boundary layer evening transitions over West Texas. American Geophysical Union meeting, December 15-19, 2008, San Francisco, California. 2008 CDROM.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: A systemic analysis of the atmospheric boundary layer behavior during some evening transitions over West Texas was done using the data from an extensive array of instruments which included small and large aperture scintillometers, net radiometers, and meteorological stations. The analysis also comprised some modeling resources in an attempt to take into consideration all the decisive aspects needed to achieve a precise definition of what the evening transition is as a transient process connected with the diurnal cycle as a whole, and also how it is a precondition for the subsequent stable boundary layer realization.