METO 658B: Boundary Layer Meteorology

Some say that heaven is beyond the blue
But I've done some looking and I don't think that's true
Looking up from the flatlands, birds and clouds floating by
I'd say that heaven is about a thousand feet high.

It's home in the sky, my home in the sky,
The hawk makes the circles through which the swallows fly.
When the world is too much down on my back I lie,
And look up with longing at my home in the sky.
--- Greg Brown
Photo credit: Roger Edwards, who's got a neat web site at: SkyPix.



A chart summarizing scales relevent to theory of the Boundary Layer, for different stabilities and heights. I'm not totally happy with this, and would be happy suggestions for a nice compact and correct way to present this information. Here it is

Powerpoint Lecture

Lecture 1

Lecture 2

Lecture 3

Lecture 4

Lecture 5

Lecture 10

Lecture 17

NCAR Boundary Layer Scheme




Problem Sets

Problem Set 1

Ekman Layer Simulation

Matlab Code

Sample Results

Web Links

Chris Bretherton's Boundary Layer Meteorology Class Notes