Evaluation of the appropriate land-surface resolution for climate models. Final report, August 1, 1992--July 31, 1995

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The land surface interacts strongly with the atmosphere at all spatial and temporal scales. Therefore, land-surface processes must be represented as accurately as possible in climate models. The investigation conducted under this project was aimed at answering two major questions related to land-surface processes: (1) What are the land-surface characteristics and processes that need to be represented in a climate model? (2) How does one average, in a nonlinear form, land-surface energy fluxes over heterogeneous domain at the scale that is not represented explicitly in the model? Correspondingly, two major tasks were conducted: (1) an evaluation of the relative importance ... continued below

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Avissar, R. July 17, 1998.

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The land surface interacts strongly with the atmosphere at all spatial and temporal scales. Therefore, land-surface processes must be represented as accurately as possible in climate models. The investigation conducted under this project was aimed at answering two major questions related to land-surface processes: (1) What are the land-surface characteristics and processes that need to be represented in a climate model? (2) How does one average, in a nonlinear form, land-surface energy fluxes over heterogeneous domain at the scale that is not represented explicitly in the model? Correspondingly, two major tasks were conducted: (1) an evaluation of the relative importance of the various land-surface characteristics based on their impact on the redistribution of energy into turbulent sensible heat flux and turbulent latent heat flux at the ground surface; and (2) an evaluation of the impact of the heterogeneity of these characteristics on land-surface energy and mass fluxes into the atmosphere.

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  • Report No.: DOE/ER/61453--T1
  • Grant Number: FG02-92ER61453
  • DOI: 10.2172/291002 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 291002
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc681740

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Avissar, R. Evaluation of the appropriate land-surface resolution for climate models. Final report, August 1, 1992--July 31, 1995, report, July 17, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc681740/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.