Theoretical and Applied Climatology

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 8–14 | Cite as

Surface energy budget model of a cave

  • T. J. Lyons
  • P. Haydock
Article

Summary

A simple surface energy budget model is developed and validated for an aboriginal rock art site in Western Australia. The thermal regime of the rock face is strongly dependent on the sky view factor for a vertical surface element and the sensible and latent heat fluxes are shown to be relatively unimportant. Using climatological data, the model is extended to form the basis for appropriate environmental management and conservation of the rock art.

Keywords

Waste Water Heat Flux Water Pollution Latent Heat Latent Heat Flux 

Zusammenfassung

Es wird ein einfaches Oberflächenenergiebilanzmodell für eine Höhle mit Felszeichnungen der Eingeborenen in Westaustralien entwickelt und überprüft. Das thermische Regime der Felsoberfläche wird vom Bildwinkel des Himmels für ein vertikales Oberflächenelement dominiert, während sich die Flüsse fühlbarer und latenter Wärme als unbedeutend erwiesen. Die Berücksichtigung von klimatologischen Daten ermöglicht es, damit die Grundlagen für geeignete Umweltund Konservierungsmaßnahmen für das Kunstwerk zu schaffen.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Lyons
    • 1
  • P. Haydock
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Environmental and Life SciencesMurdoch UniversityMurdochAustralia

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