# monin-obukhov length

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Also known as L, monin_obukhov_length

Date created: 2021-05-24
Date modified: 2021-06-16

Parameter Type

##### Definition

A parameter with dimension of length that, when used to scale the height above the ground z, yields a dimensionless stability parameter, z/L, that expresses the relative roles of shear and buoyancy in the production/consumption of turbulence kinetic energy.

##### source

glossary.ametsoc.org

L

MO_LENGTH

##### note

MO_LENGTH is the shortname specified in BADM variables (https://ameriflux.lbl.gov/data/aboutdata/data-variables/), whereas L is the abbreviation for the variable specified by OzFlux (http://ozflux.org.au/portal/docs/VariableNamesandDefinitions.pdf).

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