Boundary Layer and Mountain Meteorology

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Boundary layer and mountain meteorology research at MSU focuses on the structure and evolution of the atmospheric boundary layer in complex terrain with particular emphasis on stable stratification, cold air pools, and the interactions of thermally-driven circulations with large-scale flows. Current research projects include:

  • The Meteorological Experiment in Arizona’s Meteor Crater (METCRAX)
  • Terrain-Induced Rotor Experiment (TREX)
  • Persistent Cold Air Pool Studies (PCAPS)