A Temperature Prediction-Correction Method for Estimating Surface Soil Heat Flux from Soil Temperature and Moisture Data

 

This program calculates soil heat flux from soil moisture and temperature profiles. The theory of soil heat flux calculation was presented in Yang et al. (2010), with observed temperature as lower boundary condition to solve the thermal diffuse equation. Considering soil moisture and temperature measuring depths are limited in many cases, the program was modified to assume the soil heat flux at the lower bound vanishes.

In the example, the input data was produced by the thermal diffusion equation in a twin-experiment. The input data mimic the observation at GAME-Tibet Amdo site. The soil was assumed uniform.

The users of the program can copy and use this program freely, without seeking authors' permission. The authors request all users make appropriate references to the use of this program. The authors disclaim any responsibility resulting from use of this program.

 

References

Yang, Kun, Jiemin Wang, 2008: A Temperature Prediction-Correction Method for Estimating Surface Soil Heat Flux From Soil Temperature and Moisture Data. Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences, 51(5), 721-729.

 

Kun Yang, Dr., Professor

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