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A note on the use of radiosonde data to estimate the daytime fluxes of sensible and latent heat: a comparison with surface flux measurements from the FIFE

Authors
Journal
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
0168-1923
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
68
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0168-1923(94)90069-8

Abstract

Abstract In this study, comparisons are made between the daytime 12 h averages of sensible and latent energy flux densities measured from a network of surface stations during the First International Satellite Land-Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP) Field Experiment (FIFE), and estimates made with a procedure employing radiosonde measurements of the time-change of the height of the planetary boundary layer interpreted by a surface layer-mixed layer model. Results show that average daytime surface sensible and latent energy flux densities can be estimated using this procedure with a standard error of between 20 and 40 W m −2.

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