Calculation of Area-Averaged Fluxes: Application to BOREAS

Larry Mahrt College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

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Jielun Sun National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado*

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Abstract

This study estimates area-averaged fluxes over the Boreal Ecosystem–Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) region using tower and aircraft data. The dependence of the area-averaged flux on various assumptions and external flow characteristics is examined.

Corresponding author address: Larry Mahrt, COAS, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331.

mahrt@oce.orst.edu

Abstract

This study estimates area-averaged fluxes over the Boreal Ecosystem–Atmosphere Study (BOREAS) region using tower and aircraft data. The dependence of the area-averaged flux on various assumptions and external flow characteristics is examined.

Corresponding author address: Larry Mahrt, COAS, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331.

mahrt@oce.orst.edu

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