AbstractUpscaling point measurements from micrometeorological towers is a challenging task that is important for a variety of applications, for example in process studies of convection initiation, carbon and energy budget studies, and the improvement of model parameterizations. In the present study, we developed a technique to determine the horizontal variability in sensible heat flux (H) surrounding micrometeorological towers. We then evaluated the technique using 15 min flux observations, as well as measurements of land surface temperature and air temperature obtained from small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) conducted during a one-day measurement campaign. H computed using this technique was comparable to the micrometeorological measurements to within 5-10 W m−2. Furthermore, when comparing H computed using this technique with H determined using large eddy simulations (LES), we found that differences were typically <10 W m−2. Thus, implementing our technique using observations from sUAS will help determine sensible heat flux variability at horizontal spatial scales larger than can be provided from flux tower measurements alone.
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology – American Meteorological Society
Published: Aug 3, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera