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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15–27, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-15-2020

Special issue: Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) Special Issue

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15–27, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-15-2020
Research article
02 Jan 2020
Research article | 02 Jan 2020

Planetary boundary layer evolution over the Amazon rainforest in episodes of deep moist convection at the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory

Maurício I. Oliveira et al.

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In this study, data collected during four deep convection events at the 80 m tower from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory are analyzed. It provides a unique view on how such events affect the local boundary layer and how it recovers after their passage. Quantities analyzed include mean wind speed, virtual potential temperature, turbulent kinetic energy, sensible, and latent heat fluxes. A conceptual model for boundary layer structure along the passage of deep convection events is proposed.
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