Should light wind and windy nights have the same temperature trends at individual levels even if the boundary layer averaged heat content change is the same?

  title={Should light wind and windy nights have the same temperature trends at individual levels even if the boundary layer averaged heat content change is the same?},
  author={Roger A. Pielke and Toshihisa Matsui},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  • R. Pielke, T. Matsui
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Geophysical Research Letters
Long‐term climate trends of surface air temperature should not be expected to have the same trends for light wind and stronger wind nights, even if the trends in the boundary layer heat fluxes were the same. Parker (2004) segmented observed surface temperature data into lighter and stronger wind terciles in order to assess whether the reported large‐scale global‐averaged temperature increases are attributable to urban warming. We conclude, however, that trends at an individual height depend on… 
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