Planetary Boundary Layer Incubation Study – Technology Survey
10/13/2020 The 2017 National Academies of Science Earth Science Decadal Survey selected the Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) as an Incubation Targeted Observable and recommended the implementation of a PBL incubation program to accelerate the readiness of high-priority observables not yet feasible for cost-effective flight implementation.
To evaluate and inform preliminary PBL observing system architecture studies, the PBL Study Team is seeking input on mature and emerging technology and techniques that can serve future needs for the measurement of the following geophysical observables:
- Vertical profiles of water vapor within the PBL in clear and cloudy conditions
- Vertical profiles of temperature within the PBL in clear and cloudy conditions
- Planetary boundary layer height
To provide input on the PBL survey, click here.