roughness length


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roughness length

[′rəf·nəs ‚leŋkth]
(oceanography)
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The advantage of these relationships is to avoid three problems: 1) the estimation of the roughness length (involving in the sensible heat flux), 2) the lack of continuous measurement of surface temperature and 3) the estimation of the soil heat flux which is negligible on daily timescales.
om] is the roughness length for momentum transport.
70, that is ascribed to inaccuracies on the intermediate variables such as surface emissivity, soil heat flux, roughness length and air temperature.
2]l=0, by inclusion of surface roughness length l = [KAPPA][Z.
Additionally, supposedly waves in study area were young waves, surface roughness length [z.