Articles | Volume 15, issue 13
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 4023–4045, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-4023-2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 4023–4045, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-15-4023-2022
Research article
07 Jul 2022
Research article | 07 Jul 2022

Instabilities, Dynamics, and Energetics accompanying Atmospheric Layering (IDEAL): high-resolution in situ observations and modeling in and above the nocturnal boundary layer

Abhiram Doddi et al.

Data sets

NCAR/EOL ISS Surface Meteorology Data UCAR/NCAR – Earth Observing Laboratory https://doi.org/10.5065/D63N226P

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Short summary
Small-scale turbulent structures are ubiquitous in the atmosphere, yet our understanding of their structure and dynamics is vastly incomplete. IDEAL aimed to improve our understanding of small-scale turbulent flow features in the lower atmosphere. A small, unmanned, fixed-wing aircraft was employed to make targeted observations of atmospheric columns. Measured data were used to guide atmospheric model simulations designed to describe the structure and dynamics of small-scale turbulence.