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    • Keywords

       

      Sensible heat flux; momentum flux; free convection; exchange coefficient of heat; drag coefficient

    • Abstract

       

      Parameterization of sensible heat and momentum fluxes as inferred from an analysis of tower observations archived during MONTBLEX-90 at Jodhpur is proposed, both in terms of standard exchange coefficientsCH andCD respectively and also according to free convection scaling. Both coefficients increase rapidly at low winds (the latter more strongly) and with increasing instability. All the sensible heat flux data at Jodhpur (wind speed at 10 m Ū10 < 8 ms−1) also obey free convection scaling, with the flux proportional to the ‘4/3’ power of an appropriate temperature difference such as that between 1 and 30 m. Furthermore, for Ū10 < 4 ms−1 the momentum flux displays a linear dependence on wind speed.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Kusuma G Rao1 R Narasimha1 A Prabhu2

      1. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore - 560 094, India
      2. Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012, India
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