Articles | Volume 4, issue 3
Research article
02 Sep 2010
Research article |  | 02 Sep 2010

Local scaling characteristics of Antarctic surface layer turbulence

S. Basu, A. Ruiz-Columbié, J. A. Phillipson, and S. Harshan

Abstract. Over the past years, several studies have validated Nieuwstadt's local scaling hypothesis by utilizing turbulence observations from the mid-latitude, nocturnal stable boundary layers. In this work, we probe into the local scaling characteristics of polar, long-lived stable boundary layers by analyzing turbulence data from the South Pole region of the antarctic plateau.