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The near-surface small-scale spatial and temporal variability of sensible and latent heat exchange in the Svalbard region: a case study

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Jocher, Georg ; Karner, Florian ; Ritter, Christoph ; Neuber, Roland ; Dethloff, Klaus ; Obleitner, Friedrich ; Reuder, Joachim ; Foken, Thomas:
The near-surface small-scale spatial and temporal variability of sensible and latent heat exchange in the Svalbard region: a case study.
In: ISRN Meteorology. Vol. 2012 (2012) . - Article ID 357925.
ISSN 2090-7524
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5402/2012/357925

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In this work we present data from two eddy covariance systems for determining the sensible and latent heat flux and the shear stress near the earth's surface, one measures close to the village Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, the other one is located on Kongsvegen glacier for a short period in April 2011. Two examples for small-scale variability are discussed: near surface external gravity waves associated with katabatic wind from the Broggerbreen glacier located a few kilometres southwestern of Ny-Ålesund, and an episode when the two eddy systems at the different measurement sites captured very different conditions at the same time. In case of gravity wave motion the eddy covariance method results in fictitious positive fluxes due to the strong correlation between temperature and vertical wind, which has to be considered carefully.The comparison between the two sites showed that generally the exchange processes near Ny Ålesund and the Kongsvegen glacier are different and local. But there are also cases of synchronization due to synoptic influences, and then the same processes are visible at the two measurement sites. Both examples show that the boundary layer in Ny-Ålesund is not only affected by the main glaciers in the east of the village, but also by other orographical characteristics and synoptic issues. Therefore, the only meaningful way to deal with point measurements is to consider them in context with the surrounding orography and the general meteorological conditions.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: No
Additional notes: BAYCEER107845
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Professorship Micrometeorology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Former Professors > Professorship Micrometeorology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Foken
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Former Professors
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 06:35
Last Modified: 21 May 2015 06:35
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/14092