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Comparison of Heat Fluxes from Summertime Observations in the Suburbs of Four North American Cities.

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Title: Comparison of Heat Fluxes from Summertime Observations in the Suburbs of Four North American Cities.
Author: Grimmond, C. S. B.; Oke, Timothy R.
Issue Date: 1995
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Publisher American Meteorological Society
Citation: Grimmond, C.S.B.; Oke, Timothy R. 1995. Comparison of Heat Fluxes from Summertime Observations in the Suburbs of Four North American Cities. Journal of Applied Meteorology 34(4) 873-889 http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/1520-0450%281995%29034%3C0873%3ACOHFFS%3E2.0.CO%3B2
Abstract: Previous measurements of urban energy balances have been restricted to a small number of cities. This paper presents directly measured energy balance fluxes for suburban areas in four cities within the United States: Tucson, Sacramento, Chicago, and Los Angeles. They represent a range of synoptic regimes and surface morphologies (built and vegetative). Ensemble diurnal patterns and ratios of fluxes for clear, cloudy, and all sky conditions are presented. Consideration is given to both the mean and the variability of the fluxes. As expected, the magnitudes of the fluxes vary between cities; however, in general, the diurnal trends of flux partitioning are similar in terms of the timing of the peaks and changes in sign. Chicago is slightly different due to frequent wetting by rain. In the other cities, it seems that daytime Bowen ratios are inversely related to the area irrigated. Copyright 1995 American Meteorological Society (AMS). Permission to use figures, tables, and brief excerpts from this work in scientific and educational works is hereby granted provided that the source is acknowledged. Any use of material in this work that is determined to be “fair use” under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act or that satisfies the conditions specified in Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act (17 USC §108, as revised by P.L. 94-553) does not require the AMS’s permission. Republication, systematic reproduction, posting in electronic form, such as on a web site or in a searchable database, or other uses of this material, except as exempted by the above statement, requires written permission or a license from the AMS. Additional details are provided in the AMS Copyright Policy, available on the AMS Web site located at (http://www.ametsoc.org/) or from the AMS at 617-227-2425 or copyright@ametsoc.org.
Affiliation: Geography, Dept of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/35943
Peer Review Status: Reviewed
Scholarly Level: Faculty

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