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Observations of the convective plume of a lake under cold-air advective conditionsModerating effects of Lake Apopka, Florida, on downwind surface temperatures were evaluated under cold-air advective conditions. Point temperature measurements north and south of the lake and data obtained from a thermal scanner flown at 1.6 km indicate that surface temperatures directly downwind may be higher than surrounding surface temperatures by as much as 5 C under conditions of moderate winds (about 4 m/s). No substantial temperature effects were observed with surface wind speed less than 1 m/s. Fluxes of sensible and latent heat from Lake Apopka were calculated from measurements of lake temperature, net radiation, relative humidity, and air temperature above the lake. Bulk transfer coefficients and the Bowen ratio were calculated and found to be in agreement with reported data for nonadvective conditions.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Bill, R. G., Jr.
(Florida Univ. Gainesville, FL, United States)
Sutherland, R. A.
(Florida Univ. Gainesville, FL, United States)
Bartholic, J. F.
(Florida Univ. Gainesville, FL, United States)
Chen, E.
(Florida, University Gainesville, Fla., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1978
Publication Information
Publication: Boundary-Layer Meteorology
Volume: 14
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
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