Altitude dependence of CT2 over the ocean
Fairall, C. W.
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The height dependence of the temperature structure parameter was measured with microthermal sensors mounted on a light aircraft. This work was done in conjunction with optical propagation and turbulent transport research in the marine boundary layer. These measurements indicate that, in the absence of a strong inversion, the constant stress layer can be surprisingly thin. The measurements also substantiate the strong role played by temperature and water vapor discontinuities in turbulence above the boundary layer. (Author)