Heat fluxes and surface radiation measurements from Samoylov Island, Lena Delta, Siberia, October 2007 to March 2008

In this study, we present the winter time surface energy balance at a polygonal tundra site in northern Siberia based on independent measurements of the net radiation, the sensible heat flux and the ground heat flux from two winter seasons. The latent heat flux is inferred from measurements of the atmospheric turbulence characteristics and a model approach. The long-wave radiation is found to be the dominant factor in the surface energy balance. The radiative losses are balanced to about 60 % by the ground heat flux and almost 40 % by the sensible heat fluxes, whereas the contribution of the latent heat flux is small. The main controlling factors of the surface energy budget are the snow cover, the cloudiness and the soil temperature gradient. Large spatial differences in the surface energy balance are observed between tundra soils and a small pond. […]

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Source https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.789131
Version 1.0
Citation None
  • Author Name: Moritz Langer
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 2007-10-01T00:00:00  Temporal coverage end: 2009-03-01T00:00:00
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/