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Direct measurements of radiative and turbulent flux convergences in the lowest 1000 m of the convective boundary layer

Research paper by W. H. Moores

Indexed on: 01 Mar '82Published on: 01 Mar '82Published in: Boundary-Layer Meteorology



Abstract

Results derived from simultaneous measurements of turbulent heat flux and radiation convergence in the daytime convective boundary layer are presented. It is found that the effects of long-wave radiation result in a warming near the surface and cooling at higher levels, in good agreement with infra-red radiative transfer models. Heating rates, roughly 30% of those produced by turbulence, are observed as a result of the absorption of short-wave radiation in the lowest 1000 m of the atmosphere.