Turbulent Characteristics of the atmospheric surface layer in the inter-tidal zone of the Ariake Sea

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The characteristics of atmospheric turbulence over a large inter-tidal zone are investigated on the basis of atmospheric boundary layer observations. Turbulence in the atmospheric surface layer controls the energy interaction between the sea surface and the atmosphere, and thus plays an important role in the formation of the current field and the circulation of subsidence in sea regions. It is found that the Monin-Obukhov similarity theory is applicable to wind speed in the inter-tidal zone despite the heterogeneous and non-stationary surface characteristics. The nondimensional standard deviation of temperature and specific humidity also obey similarity theory under sea breeze conditions.


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