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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 layer theory and hence are of restricted validity for real-case applications. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000062070
DOI: 10.5194/gmd-8-3695-2015
Zitationen: 193
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1991-959X, 1991-9603
KITopen-ID: 1000062070
HGF-Programm 12.02.06 (POF III, LK 01)
Cross-Cutting Activity:TERENO-prealp.Alp
Erschienen in Geoscientific model development
Band 8
Heft 11
Seiten 3695-3713
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