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Calibration and Tests of a Yaw Sphere-Thermometer System for Sensible Heat Flux Measurements.

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Title: Calibration and Tests of a Yaw Sphere-Thermometer System for Sensible Heat Flux Measurements.
Author: Yap, D.; Black, T. Andrew; Oke, Timothy R.
Issue Date: 1974
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Publisher American Meteorological Society
Citation: Yap, D; Black, T. Andrew; Oke, Timothy R. 1974. Calibration and Tests of a Yaw Sphere-Thermometer System for Sensible Heat Flux Measurements. Journal of Applied Meteorology 13(1) 40-45 http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/1520-0450%281974%29013%3C0040%3ACATOAY%3E2.0.CO%3B2
Abstract: A yaw sphere-thermometer assembly, to measure sensible heat flux density by the eddy correlation method, was built following the design of Tanner and Thurtell. Wind tunnel experiments indicate that the sphere constant should be 1.57, which is significantly less than the theoretical value of 2.25. The effects of tilt indicate that heat fluxes may be in error by 5% per degree of tilt In unstable conditions and up to 11% per degree in stable conditions. Field comparisons of the heat fluxes measured by the yaw sphere-thermometer system and a Bowen ratio apparatus produced satisfactory agreement. Copyright 1974 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 ofLand and Food Systems, Faculty of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/35948
Peer Review Status: Reviewed
Scholarly Level: Faculty

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