Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 375–379

Dry-air boundary conditions for correction of eddy flux measurements

  • S. D. Smith
  • E. P. Jones
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00117925

Cite this article as:
Smith, S.D. & Jones, E.P. Boundary-Layer Meteorol (1979) 17: 375. doi:10.1007/BF00117925

Abstract

For measurements of eddy fluxes in the atmospheric boundary layer of gases (such as CO2) whose average concentration is very large compared to the fluctuations, corrections for air density fluctuations are required. With the boundary condition of no flux of dry air at the surface, the evaporation correction to eddy fluxes is 2.6 times larger than has been estimated with the boundary condition of no mass flux at all at the surface. The heat flux correction is also increased by a few per cent.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Co 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. D. Smith
    • 1
  • E. P. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Atlantic Oceanographic Laboratory, Bedford Institute of OceanographyDartmouthCanada