The atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) plays an important role in numerical weather prediction and climate simulations. Its structure and evolution have a strong impact on near-surface weather and climate. ABL processes, such as turbulence and shallow convection, for example, contribute to the development of clouds and thunderstorms. They also largely control the exchange of momentum, heat, water and other constituents between Earth’s surface and the free atmosphere. Our group studies the atmospheric boundary layer and moist convection over different surfaces including complex terrain, with the goal of improving our understanding local weather and climate and our ability to represent and predict it in weather and climate models.

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