Surface Skin Temperature and the Interplay between Sensible and Ground Heat Fluxes over Arid Regions

  title={Surface Skin Temperature and the Interplay between Sensible and Ground Heat Fluxes over Arid Regions},
  author={Xubin Zeng and Zhuo Wang and Aihui Wang},
Over arid regions, two community land models [Noah and Community Land Model (CLM)] still have difficulty in realistically simulating the diurnal cycle of surface skin temperature. Based on theoretical arguments and synthesis of previous observational and modeling efforts, three revisions are developed here to address this issue. The revision of the coefficients in computing roughness length for heat significantly reduces the underestimate of daytime skin temperature but has a negligible effect… CONTINUE READING


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