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    Does anybody who is not a meteorologist (like 99.9% of observatory members) know what the boundary layer is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill O View Post
    Does anybody who is not a meteorologist (like 99.9% of observatory members) know what the boundary layer is?
    Here are some useful links to help y'all: http://www.theweatherprediction.com/basic/pbl/
    http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/boundlay.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boundary_layer

    Ali did provide a link in her comment but I am not sure if the module is open to the public.
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    I thought it was the extra thick frosting you put along the top edge of a cake so the rest of the frosting does not slide off.

    I will check out the link later and get educated.
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    It was a great comment. I just thought it would be a shame if nobody knew what she was talking about. UCAR/NCAR isn't always on the frontlines of explaining things well to the general public either.
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    Well, I deal in boundary layers occasionally, just not in the atmosphere, so it is interesting to see the dynamics in that. Also, it is a good way to pick up some side information. I know tha twhen I get a little more time, I am going to look at that online course page a little closer.
    I say keep observer comments like these coming, I like to hear about all of the aspects of the mountain observatory.

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