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New Publication: Toward a satellite-based observation of atmospheric heat source over land

(2014-07-15)

AUTHORS: Yang, K., H. Wu, Y. Chen, J. Qin, and L. Wang

J. INFO: 2014, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119(6), 3124-3133, doi:10.1002/2013JD021091.


Conventional quantification for atmospheric heat source needs high-quality gridded meteorological data or energy flux data, which are usually not available in most regions. In this study, we present a new theory that uses satellite-observed radiation and gravity as well as river runoff to caluclate the heat source. The new method does not use weather station data and its accuracy is not affected by complex terrain.

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