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Volume 4, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 4, 325-331, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-4-325-2010
© Author(s) 2010. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 4, 325-331, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-4-325-2010
© Author(s) 2010. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 02 Sep 2010

Research article | 02 Sep 2010

Local scaling characteristics of Antarctic surface layer turbulence

S. Basu1,*, A. Ruiz-Columbié1, J. A. Phillipson1,**, and S. Harshan1,*** S. Basu et al.
  • 1Atmospheric Science Group, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
  • *now at: Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • **now at: National Weather Service, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • ***now at: Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Abstract. Over the past years, several studies have validated Nieuwstadt's local scaling hypothesis by utilizing turbulence observations from the mid-latitude, nocturnal stable boundary layers. In this work, we probe into the local scaling characteristics of polar, long-lived stable boundary layers by analyzing turbulence data from the South Pole region of the antarctic plateau.

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