Analysis of airflow characteristics above a small agricultural reservoir: an evaluation of the potential for determining energy fluxes using eddy covariance and scintillometry

McGloin, Ryan, McGowan, Hamish, McJannet, David, Cook, Freeman and Burn, Stewart (2012). Analysis of airflow characteristics above a small agricultural reservoir: an evaluation of the potential for determining energy fluxes using eddy covariance and scintillometry. In: 20BLT: 20th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence. Program. 20BLT: American Meteorological Society 20th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence and 18th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction, Boston, MA, USA, (1-1). 8-13 July, 2012.

Author McGloin, Ryan
McGowan, Hamish
McJannet, David
Cook, Freeman
Burn, Stewart
Title of paper Analysis of airflow characteristics above a small agricultural reservoir: an evaluation of the potential for determining energy fluxes using eddy covariance and scintillometry
Conference name 20BLT: American Meteorological Society 20th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence and 18th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction
Conference location Boston, MA, USA
Conference dates 8-13 July, 2012
Proceedings title 20BLT: 20th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence. Program
Place of Publication Boston, MA, USA
Publisher American Meteorological Society
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Published abstract
Open Access Status
Start page 1
End page 1
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
...The ability to accurately measure surface energy balance components in the complex environment of a small reservoir in south-east Queensland, Australia, using the Eddy covariance (EC) and Scintillometry techniques was assessed. The initial focus was on how frequently airflow above a small reservoir could be assumed to be stationary, homogenous and without subsidence. On-water measurements of mean and turbulent flow characteristics were made using a sonic anemometer situated above the water surface while upwind and downwind measurements of the wind profile were made using four tower mounted anemometers.

Results suggested that the main cause of turbulence above the water surface was from land-based sources...
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Institutional Status UQ

 
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