Atmospheric layer in which ozone gas is found

The atmospheric boundary layer

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The atmospheric boundary layer is understood to be the layer of air above the earth's surface (land or water) with a vertical extension of one to two kilometers. The air flow in this layer is practically to be regarded as constantly turbulent, so that the principles for turbulent flows derived in the previous sections can be applied to the atmospheric boundary layer. The importance of this comparatively thin layer for the atmospheric circulation in general is extraordinarily great, as will be explained using some important physical processes.

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  1. 1. Institute for Meteorology and Climatology, University of Hanover, Hanover, Germany