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The Local Atmosphere and the Turbulent Heat Transfer in the Eastern Himalayas


doi: 10.1007/s00376-011-0233-2

  • To understand the local atmosphere and heat transfer and to facilitate the boundary-layer parameterization of numerical simulation and prediction, an observational campaign was conducted in the Eastern Himalayas in June 2010. The local atmospheric properties and near-surface turbulent heat transfers were analyzed. The local atmosphere in this region is warmer, more humid and less windy, with weaker solar radiation and surface radiate heating than in the Middle Himalayas. The near-surface turbulent heat transfer in the Eastern Himalayas is weaker than that in the Middle Himalayas. The total heat transfer is mainly contributed by the latent heat transfer with a Bowen ratio of 0.36, which is essentially different from that in the Middle Himalayas and the other Tibetan regions.
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The Local Atmosphere and the Turbulent Heat Transfer in the Eastern Himalayas

  • 1. The State Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Physics and Atmospheric Chemistry, and Department of Lower Atmosphere Observation Research, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100085,The State Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Physics and Atmospheric Chemistry, and Department of Lower Atmosphere Observation Research, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029,The State Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Physics and Atmospheric Chemistry, and Department of Lower Atmosphere Observation Research, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029,The State Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Physics and Atmospheric Chemistry, and Department of Lower Atmosphere Observation Research, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029,The State Key Laboratory of Atmospheric Boundary Layer Physics and Atmospheric Chemistry, and Department of Lower Atmosphere Observation Research, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029

Abstract: To understand the local atmosphere and heat transfer and to facilitate the boundary-layer parameterization of numerical simulation and prediction, an observational campaign was conducted in the Eastern Himalayas in June 2010. The local atmospheric properties and near-surface turbulent heat transfers were analyzed. The local atmosphere in this region is warmer, more humid and less windy, with weaker solar radiation and surface radiate heating than in the Middle Himalayas. The near-surface turbulent heat transfer in the Eastern Himalayas is weaker than that in the Middle Himalayas. The total heat transfer is mainly contributed by the latent heat transfer with a Bowen ratio of 0.36, which is essentially different from that in the Middle Himalayas and the other Tibetan regions.

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