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

2015

Ma H, C Chuang, SA Klein, M Lo, Y Zhang, S Xie, X Zheng, P Ma, Y Zhang, and TJ Phillips. 2015. "An improved hindcast approach for evaluation and diagnosis of physical processes in global climate models." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 7(4), 10.1002/2015MS000490.

Lamer K and P Kollias. 2015. "Observations of fair-weather cumuli over land: Dynamical factors controlling cloud size and cover." Geophysical Research Letters, 42(20), 10.1002/2015GL064534.

2014

Grobner J, I Reda, S Wacker, K Behrens, and J Gorman. 2014. "A new absolute reference for atmospheric longwave irradiance." Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, , 10.1002/2014JD021630, 10.1002/2014JD021630. ONLINE.

Reda I, J Grobner, and S Wacker. 2014. Results of second outdoor comparison between Absolute Cavity Pyrgeometer (ACP) and Infrared Integrating Sphere (IRIS) Radiometer at PMOD. Presented at 2014th Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting. Potomac, MD.

2013

Zhang Y and SA Klein. 2013. "Factors Controlling the Vertical Extent of Fair-Weather Shallow Cumulus Clouds over Land: Investigation of Diurnal-Cycle Observations Collected at the ARM Southern Great Plains Site." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 70(4), 10.1175/JAS-D-12-0131.1.

Liu G, Y Liu, and S Endo. 2013. "Evaluation of Surface Flux Parameterizations with Long-Term ARM Observations." Monthly Weather Review, 141(2), 10.1175/MWR-D-12-00095.1.

2012

Yang H, S Dobbie, GG Mace, A Ross, and M Quante. 2012. "GEWEX Cloud System Study (GCSS) cirrus cloud working group: development of an observation-based case study for model evaluation." Geoscientific Model Development, 5(3), 10.5194/gmd-5-829-2012.

2011

Kellner O, D Niyogi, M Lei, and A Kumar. 2011. "The role of anomalous soil moisture on the inland reintensification of Tropical Storm Erin (2007)." Natural Hazards, 63(3), 10.1007/s11069-011-9966-6.

Zeng X, W Tao, T Matsui, S Xie, S Lang, M Zhang, DO Starr, and X Li. 2011. "Estimating the Ice Crystal Enhancement Factor in the Tropics." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68(7), 10.1175/2011JAS3550.1.

Liu G, Y Liu, T Toto, M Jensen, and S Endo. 2011. Offline Evaluation of Six Surface-layer Parameterization Schemes Against Observations at the ARM SGP Site. Presented at 2nd Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting. San Antonio, TX.


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