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The simulation of surface heat fluxes in a land surface-atmosphere model

Xinmei, H. and Lyons, T.J. (1995) The simulation of surface heat fluxes in a land surface-atmosphere model. Journal of Applied Meteorology, 34 (5). pp. 1099-1111.

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A modified soil-canopy-boundary layer model based on Ek and Mahrt is presented to simulate surface heat fluxes on a daily basis. The model is validated against independent published bare soil data from Agassiz, Canada, and observations taken over sparse and dense vegetation as part of the HAPEX-MOBILHY (Hydrological Atmospheric Pilot Experiment-Modélisation du Bilan Hydrique) experiment. Simulated surface energy components are shown to be in close agreement with the observations, and the sensitivity of the parameterization is evaluated.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Environmental Science
Publisher: American Meteorological Society
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