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

2020

Vargas Zeppetello L, D Battisti, and M Baker. 2020. "A New Look at the Variance of Summertime Temperatures over Land." Journal of Climate, 33(13), 10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0887.1.

Abdolghafoorian A and L Farhadi. 2020. "LIDA: a Land Integrated Data Assimilation Framework for Mapping Land Surface Heat and Evaporative Fluxes by Assimilating Space‐Borne Soil Moisture and Land Surface Temperature." Water Resources Research, , 10.1029/2020WR027183. ONLINE.

Williams I, J Lee, J Tadić, Y Zhang, and H Chu. 2020. "Modeling spatial heterogeneity in surface turbulent heat flux in the US Southern Great Plains." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125(13), e2019JD032255, 10.1029/2019JD032255.
Research Highlight

Qiu S and I Williams. 2020. "Observational evidence of state‐dependent positive and negative land‐surface feedback on afternoon deep convection over the Southern Great Plains." Geophysical Research Letters, 47(5), e2019GL06622, 10.1029/2019GL086622.
Research Highlight

Gustafson W, A Vogelmann, Z Li, X Cheng, K Dumas, S Endo, K Johnson, B Krishna, T Toto, and H Xiao. 2020. "The Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Symbiotic Simulation and Observation (LASSO) Activity for Continental Shallow Convection." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101(4), 10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0065.1.
Research Highlight

2019

Lu Y, S Steele-Dunne, and G De Lannoy. 2019. "Improving soil moisture and surface turbulent heat flux estimates by assimilation of SMAP brightness temperatures or soil moisture retrievals and GOES land surface temperature retrievals." Journal of Hydrometeorology, 21(2), 10.1175/JHM-D-19-0130.1.

Yang Z, Y Qian, Y Liu, L Berg, H Hu, F Dominguez, B Yang, Z Feng, W Gustafson, M Huang, and Q Tang. 2019. "Irrigation Impact on Water and Energy Cycle during Dry Years over the United States Using Convection‐Permitting WRF and a Dynamical Recycling Model." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(21), 10.1029/2019JD030524.
Research Highlight

Osman M, D Turner, T Heus, and V Wulfmeyer. 2019. "Validating the Water Vapor Variance Similarity Relationship in the Interfacial Layer Using Observations and Large‐Eddy Simulations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(20), 10.1029/2019JD030653.

Tao C, Y Zhang, S Tang, Q Tang, H Ma, S Xie, and M Zhang. 2019. "Regional Moisture Budget and Land‐Atmosphere Coupling over the U.S. Southern Great Plains Inferred from the ARM Long‐Term Observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124(17-18), 10.1029/2019JD030585.
Research Highlight

Tang S, C Tao, S Xie, and M Zhang. 2019. Description of the ARM Large-Scale Forcing Data from the Constrained Variational Analysis (VARANAL) Version 2. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-TR-222.


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