Scintillometer intercomparison study - Continued

J. Kleissl, C. J. Watts, J. C. Rodriguez, S. Naif, Enrique Vivoni

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Abstract

An earlier study by one of the authors reported significant differences of up to 21% in linear regression slopes between six Kipp & Zonen large-aperture scintillometers. In this note, the consistency of this increasingly popular instrument for measuring sensible heat fluxes at the km scale was quantified by comparing measurements from four Scintec boundary-layer scintillometers and one large-aperture scintillometer over nearly identical transects. The Kipp & Zonen instrument's sensible heat fluxes were more than 20% larger than those from the Scintec instruments, while the difference in regression slopes amongst the Scintec instruments was 3% or less.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)437-443
Number of pages7
JournalBoundary-Layer Meteorology
Volume130
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Instrument intercomparison
  • Large-aperture scintillometer
  • Sensible heat flux

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Scintillometer intercomparison study - Continued. / Kleissl, J.; Watts, C. J.; Rodriguez, J. C.; Naif, S.; Vivoni, Enrique.

In: Boundary-Layer Meteorology, Vol. 130, No. 3, 2009, p. 437-443.

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Kleissl, J, Watts, CJ, Rodriguez, JC, Naif, S & Vivoni, E 2009, 'Scintillometer intercomparison study - Continued', Boundary-Layer Meteorology, vol. 130, no. 3, pp. 437-443. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10546-009-9352-z
Kleissl, J. ; Watts, C. J. ; Rodriguez, J. C. ; Naif, S. ; Vivoni, Enrique. / Scintillometer intercomparison study - Continued. In: Boundary-Layer Meteorology. 2009 ; Vol. 130, No. 3. pp. 437-443.
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