The ARM eddy correlation system for monitoring surface fluxes

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The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program was established by the Department of Energy as part of the US Global Climate Change Research Program to improve methods of determining radiative transfer and cloud processes in large-scale models. The ARM observational facility in the Southern Great Plains (SGP) of the US uses various types of instrument systems to make continuous measurements of the state of the atmosphere, cloud properties, radiative transfer, and other forms of energy transfer. Most of the instrument systems for these continuous observations come from commercial sources; many are adaptations of systems that have been used previously, mostly in ... continued below

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Hart, R.L.; Cook, D.R. & Wesely, M.L. December 31, 1998.

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The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program was established by the Department of Energy as part of the US Global Climate Change Research Program to improve methods of determining radiative transfer and cloud processes in large-scale models. The ARM observational facility in the Southern Great Plains (SGP) of the US uses various types of instrument systems to make continuous measurements of the state of the atmosphere, cloud properties, radiative transfer, and other forms of energy transfer. Most of the instrument systems for these continuous observations come from commercial sources; many are adaptations of systems that have been used previously, mostly in short-term field campaigns. Eddy correlation systems (ECORs) are used to measure the air-surface exchange rates of heat, moisture, and momentum at eight locations in the overall area (350 km by 400 km) of the SGP site. At most locations, measurements are made at a height of about three meters above the ground over tilled agricultural land. At 14 other locations, air-surface exchange is measured above grasslands with an energy balance Bowen ratio system.

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  • 78. American Meteorological Society annual meeting, Phoenix, AZ (United States), 11-16 Jan 1998

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  • Other: DE98050096
  • Report No.: ANL/ER/CP--93974
  • Report No.: CONF-980121--
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 564133
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc693990

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Hart, R.L.; Cook, D.R. & Wesely, M.L. The ARM eddy correlation system for monitoring surface fluxes, article, December 31, 1998; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc693990/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.