Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 116, Issue 2, pp 161–173 | Cite as

Reflections on Boundary-Layer Problems of The Last 50 Years

  • Joost A. Businger


The author was invited to give a talk at the 2003 EGS meeting in Nice. The talk reflects on issues he was involved in during his career that are still not fully resolved.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joost A. Businger
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  1. 1.Joost A. BusingerAnacortesU.S.A.

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