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Title: A Hybrid Bulk Algorithm to Predict Turbulent Fluxes over Dry and Wet Bare Soils
Abstract Measurements made in the Columbia River Basin (Oregon) in an area of irregular terrain during the second Wind Forecast Improvement Project (WFIP 2) field campaign are used to develop an optimized hybrid bulk algorithm to predict the surface turbulent fluxes from readily measured or modelled quantities over dry and wet bare or lightly vegetated soil surfaces. The hybrid (synthetic) algorithm combines (i) an aerodynamic method for turbulent flow which is based on the transfer coefficients (drag coefficient and Stanton number), roughness lengths, and Monin-Obukhov similarity and (ii) a modified Priestley-Taylor (P-T) algorithm with physically based ecophysiological constraints which is essentially based on the surface energy budget (SEB) equation. Soil heat flux in the latter case was estimated from measurements of soil temperature and soil moisture. In the framework of the hybrid algorithm, bulk estimates of the momentum flux and the sensible heat flux are derived from a traditional aerodynamic approach, whereas the latent heat flux (or moisture flux) is evaluated from a modified P-T model. Direct measurements of the surface fluxes (turbulent and radiative) and other ancillary atmospheric/soil parameters made during WFIP 2 for different soil conditions (dry and wet) are used to optimize and tune the hybrid bulk more » algorithm. The bulk flux estimates are validated against the measured eddy-covariance fluxes. We also discuss the SEB closure over dry and wet surfaces at various timescales based on the modelled and measured fluxes. Although this bulk flux algorithm is optimized for the data collected during the WFIP 2, a hybrid approach can be used for similar flux-tower sites and field campaigns. « less
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Award ID(s):
1921554
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NSF-PAR ID:
10313882
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
ISSN:
1558-8424
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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