Micrometeorological measurements in Les Landes Forest during HAPEX-MOBILHY

J. H.C. Gash, W. J. Shuttleworth, C. R. Lloyd, J. C. André, J. P. Goutorbe, J. Gelpe

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

108 Scopus citations

Abstract

Measurements of the radiation balance and surface energy fluxes collected during HAPEX-MOBILHY are presented for Les Landes pine forest in southwest France. The energy flux measurements, made by the eddy correlation method, are analysed in the framework of the Penman Monteith equation to provide estimates of the aerodynamic and surface conductances. Evaporation data are fitted to a model which describes the variation of the surface conductance as a nonlinear function of solar radiation, specific humidity deficit and temperature. These results are compared with a previous application of the same model to the data from Thetford Forest in the U.K. There was insufficient variation in soil moisture deficit during the HAPEX-MOBILHY Special Observing Period to allow the dependence of surface conductance on soil moisture to be modelled.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-147
Number of pages17
JournalAgricultural and Forest Meteorology
Volume46
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Atmospheric Science

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Micrometeorological measurements in Les Landes Forest during HAPEX-MOBILHY'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this