Knupp, 2011: Radiometer and profiler analysis of the effects of a bore and a solitary wave on the stability of the nocturnal boundary layer
Holtslag et al., "Response and sensitivity of the nocturnal boundary layer
over land to added longwave radiative forcing," Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, vol.
At night it is often cooled and forms a stable layer known as Stable Boundary Layer (SBL) or, also, Nocturnal Boundary Layer
(NBL) (Stull, 1988).
The profiles show a stable nocturnal boundary layer
up to 300 m and a residual layer up to 750 m.
Mahrt, "Weak-wind mesoscale meandering in the nocturnal boundary layer
," Environmental Fluid Mechanics, vol.
At mid-latitudes the SBL tends to be short lived due to the effects of diurnal variations, thus in order to study the well-developed SBL free from the complicating effects of diurnal variations, several observational campaigns have been run in polar regions where the nocturnal boundary layer
may persist over much longer periods during the months of winter darkness.
At 300 m, the tower extended above the nocturnal boundary layer
and was able to track the evolution of the daytime convective boundary layer until late morning on most days.
The stable boundary layer is formed when the surface is cooler than the air (Stull, 1988), and this is often produced at night over land, which is also known as the nocturnal boundary layer
5) two nocturnal boundary layer
regimes, a weakly stable one in the first part of the nighttime and a very stable one in the second part, as well as the transitions between them; and
The nocturnal boundary layer
(NBL) showed stable stratification for most of the nights during SABLES2006, with a level of stability ranging from near-neutral to strong stratification.
A new parameterization of eddy diffusivities for nocturnal boundary layer
Pardyjak, 2002: Observations of flow and turbulence in the nocturnal boundary layer
over a slope.