Accession Number : AD0748997

Title :   Long-Wave Radiation Divergence over Water and Land from Measurement and Calculation (Die Langwellige Strahlungsdivergenz ueber Wasser und ueber dem Festen Boden nach Messung und Rechnung),

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Hinzpeter,Hans ; Heinrich,Manfried

Report Date : 14 AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Measurement series from ten levels between 1 and 6 m above the earth's surface are discussed. A comparison between the measured divergences and those calculated from simultaneously measured temperature and humidity profiles indicates the large possible errors caused by inhomogeneities of the surface temperature field. If these are eliminated, which is relatively simple over a water surface, the differences between calculated and measured divergences at these levels is less than 20%, on the average. The relative variation of the divergence with height is somewhat greater over water than over land, due to the different temperature profiles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, THERMAL RADIATION), SURFACE TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, WEST GERMANY

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE