Evapotranspiration and heat fluxes over a small forest - a study using modelling and measurements

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Abstract

Some forests in Europe are too small to fulfil the strict fetch requirements associated with idealized flux observations. As a consequence of limited fetch, the flux measured above the canopy will often deviate from the source strength underlying the measurements. Because such flux measurements are very often used for calibration of forest parameters or model constants, further use of these parameters without a proper interpretation in mesoscale or global circulation models can result in serious bias of estimates of modelled evapotranspiration or heat fluxes from the given area. In the present work, we apply the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) model SCADIS with enhanced turbulence closure including buoyancy for investigation of the spatial distribution of latent and sensible heat vertical fluxes over patchy forested terrain in Denmark during selected days in the summer period. The approach used can be utilized in interpretation of already existing experimental data and in the planning of future experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimate and Land Surface Changes in Hydrology. Proceedings of H01, IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI Assembly
PublisherIAHS Press
Publication date2013
Pages272-277
ISBN (Print)978-1-907161-37-7
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIAHS - IAPSO - IASPEI Joint Assembly - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 22 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

Conference

ConferenceIAHS - IAPSO - IASPEI Joint Assembly
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period22/07/201326/07/2013
SeriesIAHS Publications Series (Red Books)
Number359
ISSN0144-7815

Keywords

  • Latent flux
  • Heat flux
  • Atmospheric boundary layer
  • Modelling
  • Heterogeneous surface

Cite this

Sogachev, A., Dellwik, E., & Boegh, E. (2013). Evapotranspiration and heat fluxes over a small forest - a study using modelling and measurements. In Climate and Land Surface Changes in Hydrology. Proceedings of H01, IAHS-IAPSO-IASPEI Assembly (pp. 272-277). IAHS Press. IAHS Publications Series (Red Books), No. 359