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Observations of the microclimate of a lake under cold air advective conditionsThe moderating 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 the NOAA satellite and a thermal scanner flown at 1.6 km, indicate that, under conditions of moderate winds (approximately 4m/sec), surface temperatures directly downwind may be higher than surrounding surface temperatures by as much as 5 C. With surface wind speed less than 1m/sec, no substantial temperature effects were observed. Results of this study are being used in land use planning, lake level control and in agriculture for selecting planting sites.
Document ID
19790012416
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
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)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center 3d NASA Weather and Climate Program Sci. Rev.
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
Accession Number
79N20587
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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