Boundary Layer and Turbulence

In physics and fluid mechanics, a boundary layer is that layer of fluid in the immediate vicinity of a bounding surface. In the Earth's atmosphere, the planetary boundary layer is the air layer near the ground affected by diurnal heat, moisture or momentum transfer to or from the surface.


People specializing in this area


Jerry Y. Harrington

Using numerical models, my group studies the dynamic evolution of boundary layer clouds in the subtropics and the arctic. Our primary focus is on the interactions between precipitation formation (both liquid and ice), radiation, and the dynamics/turbulence in boundary layer stratocumulus.

Ying Pan

Turbulence and Dispersion

Boundary Layer Theories and Experiments

Large-Eddy Simulation

Moist convection processes