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    By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

    • draw the PBL and its diurnal variation
    • perform Reynolds averaging on an equation and derive an equation for the turbulent parts
    • explain kinematic fluxes
    • show vertical motion using eddy fluxes
    • explain turbulent kinetic energy (TKE) and its behavior
    • sketch the surface energy budget for different conditions

    Lesson Roadmap

    Please see Canvas for a list of required assignments, due dates, and submission instructions.


    If you have any questions, please post them to the Course Questions discussion forum, located in Canvas. I will check that discussion forum daily to respond. While you are there, feel free to post your own responses if you, too, are able to help out a classmate.