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A new continuous planar fit method for calculating fluxes in complex, forested terrain

Ross, Andrew. N.; Grant, Eleanor R.. 2015 A new continuous planar fit method for calculating fluxes in complex, forested terrain. Atmospheric Science Letters, 16 (4). 445-452. 10.1002/asl.580

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The planar fit (PF) method is often recommended for long-term eddy covariance flux measurements because it offers a number of advantages over rotating into streamwise coordinates. For sites over complex, forested terrain a single PF may not account for complex variations in slope and canopy cover with wind direction. An alternative to the PF method is presented where the tilt angle is fitted as a continuous function of the wind direction. This retains many of the benefits of the PF method, while at the same time better representing local variations in tilt with wind direction.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1002/asl.580
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Polar Science for Planet Earth (2009 - ) > Climate
ISSN: 1530261X
Additional Keywords: complex terrain, sonic anemometer coordinate transformation, eddy covariance, planar fit
Date made live: 28 Apr 2015 11:17 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/510708

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