Heat fluxes and surface radiation measurements from Samoylov Island, Lena Delta, Siberia, April to September 2007

In this article, we present a study on the surface energy balance of a polygonal tundra landscape in northeast Siberia. The study was performed during half-year periods from April to September in each of 2007 and 2008. The surface energy balance is obtained from independent measurements of the net radiation, the turbulent heat fluxes, and the ground heat flux at several sites. Short-wave radiation is the dominant factor controlling the magnitude of all the other components of the surface energy balance during the entire observation period. About 50% of the available net radiation is consumed by the latent heat flux, while the sensible and the ground heat flux are each around 20 to 30%. The ground heat flux is mainly consumed by active layer thawing. About 60% of the energy storage in the ground is attributed to the phase change of soil water. The remainder is used for soil warming down to a depth of 15 m. […]

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Source https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.789132
Version 1.0
Citation https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-5-151-2011
  • Author Name: Moritz Langer
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 2007-04-28T00:00:00  Temporal coverage end: 2007-09-30T23:00:00
Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ 126.48923, 72.37648 ], "type": "Point" }
Station research-station-samoylov-island
Variable measured
  • Variable name: DATE/TIME  Variable URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2012-09-26
    Date modified
    • Publisher name: PANGAEA  Publisher URL: https://www.pangaea.de/
    License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/