|Xu Yinzi, Wu Rongskeng. THE ADJUSTMENT OF WIND TO EKMAN FLOW WITHIN THE PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER[J]. J. Meteor. Res., 1987, 1(1): 20-25.|
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Abstract: By using simple barotropic boundary layer equations with constant eddy viscosity,the analytical solution is obtained under the initial condition that the distribution of wind for a given pressure is not the well-known Ekman flow.We have found that the wind will finally adjust to the Ekman flow at a rate faster than that of geostrophic adjustment.We have also found that the thinner the boundary layer,the faster the rate of adjustment.