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Title: Probability distributions for the refractive index structure parameter and the inner scale of turbulence and their implications for flux averaging
Authors: Andreas, Edgar L.
Fairall, Christopher W.
Persson, P. Ola G.
Guest, Peter S.
Keywords: Turbulence--Measurement
Boundary layer (Meteorology)
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/CRREL ; TR-03-24.
Abstract: Defining the averaging time required for measuring meaningful turbulence statistics is a central problem in boundary-layer meteorology. Path-averaging scintillation instruments are presumed to confer some time-averaging benefits when the objective is to measure surface fluxes, but that hypothesis has not been tested definitively. This study uses scintillometer measurements of the inner scale of turbulence and the refractive index structure parameter collected during SHEBA (the experiment to study the Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean) to investigate this question of required averaging time.
Description: Technical Report
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