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Comprehensive measurement of all energy budget components to improve closure

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dc.contributor.advisor Warland, Jon
dc.contributor.author Cowan, Megan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-01T18:34:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-01T18:34:13Z
dc.date.copyright 2017-05
dc.date.created 2017-05-23
dc.date.issued 2017-06-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/10508
dc.description.abstract In this study, comprehensive measurements for all energy budget components were measured to examine closure. This included the use of soil heat pulse probes for measuring soil heat flux and soil heat storage, which captured greater soil heterogeneity. When all storage terms were accounted for, a linear regression was applied to the energy budget data and the slope was found to be 0.99 with an intercept of 2.46 (R2 = 0.93). It was also found that the total daily latent heat flux had an influence on the closure accounting for ~40% (P-value < 0.05) of the variability. The total sensible heat flux did not have a similar relationship (R2 < 0.1, P-value > 0.05). Least squares regression and inverse matrix analysis was applied to sets of 24-hour half-hour eddy covariance data to identify areas of error; however, results were inconclusive. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject eddy covariance en_US
dc.subject energy budget closure en_US
dc.subject heat pulse probes en_US
dc.title Comprehensive measurement of all energy budget components to improve closure en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Sciences en_US
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