Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Biogeosciences, 12, 433–451, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-433-2015
Biogeosciences, 12, 433–451, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-433-2015

Research article 23 Jan 2015

Research article | 23 Jan 2015

Components of near-surface energy balance derived from satellite soundings – Part 1: Noontime net available energy

K. Mallick et al.

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This paper demonstrates a novel analytical method for recovering global fields noontime near-surface net available energy (the sum of the sensible and latent heat flux) and ground heat flux using day-night land surface temperature and net radiation combining AIRS and MODIS optical, thermal and atmospheric data. This method could potentially overcome the stumbling blocks associated with the empirical parameterisations for determining the ground heat flux in global evapotranspiration modelling.
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