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A simple two-dimensional parameterisation for Flux Footprint Prediction (FFP)

Kljun, N.; Calanca, P.; Rotach, M. W.; Schmid, H. P.

Flux footprint models are often used for interpretation of flux tower measurements, to estimate position and size of surface source areas, and the relative contribution of passive scalar sources to measured fluxes. Accurate knowledge of footprints is of crucial importance for any upscaling exercises from single site flux measurements to local or regional scale. Hence, footprint models are ultimately also of considerable importance for improved greenhouse gas budgeting. With increasing numbers of flux towers within large monitoring networks such as FluxNet, ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System), NEON (National Ecological Observatory Network), or AmeriFlux, and with increasing temporal range of observations from such towers (of the order of decades) and availability of airborne flux measurements, there has been an increasing demand for reliable footprint estimation. Even though several sophisticated footprint models have been developed in recent years, most are still not suitable for application to long time series, due to their high computational demands. Existing fast footprint models, on the other hand, are based on surface l ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.5194/gmd-8-3695-2015
ISSN: 1991-959X, 1991-9603
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-620700
KITopen ID: 1000062070
HGF-Programm 12.02.06; LK 01
Erschienen in Geoscientific model development
Band 8
Heft 11
Seiten 3695-3713
Lizenz CC BY 3.0 DE: Creative Commons Namensnennung 3.0 Deutschland
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