Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 71, Issue 1–2, pp 189–195 | Cite as

On the missing component in the equation for the land surface heat balance as applied to the heat exchange between the desert or semidesert surface and the atmosphere

  • A. B. Kazanskiy
  • A. N. Zolotokrylin


The unnoticed (up to now) appreciable component of the land surface heat balance equation is revealed and analyzed in this paper. This component describes the direct heat exchange between the atmosphere and the air in the porous soil. The physical mechanism which causes this exchange is described. The missing component of the heat balance equation is discussed in application to the desert surface heat balance.


Atmosphere Land Surface Heat Exchange Balance Equation Physical Mechanism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. B. Kazanskiy
    • 1
  • A. N. Zolotokrylin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of GeographyRussian Academy of ScienceMoscowUSSR

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