boundary layer

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Any layer of the atmosphere significantly affected by the earth's surface. The laminar boundary layer is the few millimetres above the surface; the turbulent boundary layer denotes the conspicuously turbulent part of the atmosphere.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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