Course Syllabus

ATM S 431A (3 credits):  Autumn Quarter 2018

                        Boundary-Layer Meteorology

               T-Th  10:00 - 11:20 AM   ATG 310


                        Instructor: Prof. Qiang Fu

        Office: ATG 604; Tel: 685-2070; Email:


Grading:         30% Assignments (5 assignments)

                        30% Mid-term (Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 10:00-11:20, ATG 310)

                        40% Final exam (Monday, December 10, 2018,10:30-12:20, ATG 310)


Office Hours:  1:00 - 2:00 PM (T, Th)


Sept. 26:                     Instruction Begins

Nov. 12:                      Veterans' Day

Nov. 22-23:                Thanksgiving

Dec. 7:                         Last Day of Instruction



   Text: "Introduction to Micrometeorology" by S. Pal Arya; Class Notes.


         Energy Budget Near the Surface.


         Soil Temperature and Heat Transfer.


         Air Temperature and Humidity in the PBL.


         Wind Distribution in the PBL.


         Viscous Flow.


         Atmospheric Turbulence and Turbulent Kinetic Energy and PBL Momentum



         Near-neutral Boundary Layer and Stratified Atmospheric Boundary Layers.

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