Influence of the Underlying Surface on the Adjacent Air Layer
The extreme diversity of microclimate can be attributed to the varied nature of the surfaces underlying the air layer near the ground. The surface may be solid ground with or without vegetation, a snow cover, a water surface, or ice in the form of frozen lakes or glaciers. In Sections 19 to 21, the discussion will be limited to solid ground without vegetation. The laws governing conduction of heat in the soil have been dealt with in Section 6, and the average temperature variation in the soil in Section 10.
KeywordsSnow Cover Shortwave Radiation Longwave Radiation Global Solar Radiation Snow Surface
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