Some modern features of boundary-layer meteorology: a birthday tribute for Sergej Zilitinkevich

  • G. D. Djolov


The paper summarises the major scientific achievements of Sergej Zilitinkevich on the occasion of his 70th birthday.


Atmospheric Boundary Layer Planetary Boundary Layer Obukhov Similarity Theory Modern Feature Ekman Boundary Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LimpopoSovengaSouth Africa

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