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Volume 9, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 4375–4386, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-4375-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Special issue: The Boundary-Layer Late Afternoon and Sunset Turbulence (BLLAST)...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 4375–4386, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-4375-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 06 Sep 2016

Research article | 06 Sep 2016

Turbulence fluxes and variances measured with a sonic anemometer mounted on a tethered balloon

Guylaine Canut et al.

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Turbulent processes of the atmospheric boundary layer contribute the most to transfers between the surface and the atmosphere. Typically, turbulent boundary layer parameters are measured by sonic anemometers on masts and by research aircraft. This is to measure in situ turbulent parameters in the planetary boundary layer (PBL) at altitudes above 50 m. For this purpose, our team have developed a system under a tethered balloon which has been in use since 2010.
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