ebbr: Energy Balance Bowen Ratio Station

The Energy Balance Bowen Ratio (EBBR) system produces 30-minute estimates of the vertical fluxes of sensible and latent heat at the surface. The EBBR calculates flux estimates from observations of net radiation, soil surface heat flux, and the vertical gradients of temperature and relative humidity. Meteorological data collected by the EBBR are used to calculate bulk aerodynamic fluxes, which are used in the Bulk Aerodynamic Technique (BA) EBBR value-added product (VAP) to replace sunrise and sunset spikes in the flux data. A unique aspect of the system is the automatic exchange mechanism (AEM), which helps reduce errors from instrument offset drift.

Measurements

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Related Publications

2018

Tang Q, S Xie, Y Zhang, T Phillips, J Santanello, D Cook, L Riihimaki, and K Gaustad. 2018. "Heterogeneity in Warm-Season Land-Atmosphere Coupling Over the U.S. Southern Great Plains." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(15), 10.1029/2018JD028463.
Research Highlight

Welty J and X Zeng. 2018. "Does Soil Moisture Affect Warm Season Precipitation Over the Southern Great Plains?" Geophysical Research Letters, 45(15), 10.1029/2018GL078598.

Xiao H, L Berg, and M Huang. 2018. "The Impact of Surface Heterogeneities and Land-Atmosphere Interactions on Shallow Clouds Over ARM SGP Site." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 10(6), 10.1029/2018MS001286.

Torn MS, L Kueppers, SC Biraud, and DP Billesbach. 2018. Portable Flux Tower Deployments Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-18-022.

Cook DR. 2018. Energy Balance Bowen Ratio (EBBR) Instrument Handbook. Ed. by Robert Stafford, U.S. DOE, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research. DOE/SC-ARM/TR-037.

Ma H, S Klein, S Xie, C Zhang, S Tang, Q Tang, C Morcrette, K Van Weverberg, J Petch, M Ahlgrimm, L Berg, F Cheruy, J Cole, R Forbes, W Gustafson, M Huang, Y Liu, W Merryfield, Y Qian, R Roehrig, and Y Wang. 2018. "CAUSES: On the Role of Surface Energy Budget Errors to the Warm Surface Air Temperature Error Over the Central United States." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(5), 10.1002/2017JD027194.
Research Highlight

Turner D, V Wulfmeyer, A Behrendt, T Bonin, A Choukulkar, R Newsom, W Brewer, and D Cook. 2018. "Response of the Land-Atmosphere System Over North-Central Oklahoma During the 2017 Eclipse." Geophysical Research Letters, 45(3), 10.1002/2017GL076908.
Research Highlight

2017

Lu Y, S Steele-Dunne, L Farhadi, and N van de Giesen. 2017. "Mapping Surface Heat Fluxes by Assimilating SMAP Soil Moisture and GOES Land Surface Temperature Data." Water Resources Research, 53(12), 10.1002/2017WR021415.

Phillips T, S Klein, H Ma, Q Tang, S Xie, I Williams, J Santanello, D Cook, and M Torn. 2017. "Using ARM Observations to Evaluate Climate Model Simulations of Land-Atmosphere Coupling on the U.S. Southern Great Plains." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122(21), doi:10.1002/2017JD027141.
Research Highlight

Zhang C and S Xie. 2017. ARM Data-Oriented Metrics and Diagnostics Package for Climate Model Evaluation Value-Added Product. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-TR-202.


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