Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) Air Quality Research

Recent Air Quality Field Programs

Health of the Atmosphere

Coastal Air Quality PBL Issues

  • Land-Sea Breeze and coastal front (soil moisture, synoptic forcing)
  • Complicated SST structure (upwelling, coastal current systems, eddies)
  • Internal PBL's and transitions stable - unstable
  • Stable PBL fundamentals(SHEBA data/analysis)
  • Surface turbulent deposition (gas, particles)
  • Surface wave - flux interactions (standard bulk relationships)
  • Model assimilation of mesonet (profilers, surface obs, scanning radars)