JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

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[EJ] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-TT Technology &Techniques

[A-TT41] [EJ] Operational Meteorological & Oceanographic Forecasting for Military, Government, Industry

Wed. May 24, 2017 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

[ATT41-P05] Climate Above Ground : Redux

*Aji John1, Kevin Xu2, Angela Xu3 (1.University of Washington, 2.University of California, Berkeley, 3.University of California, San Diego)

Keywords:Boundary layer temperature , Boundary-layer meteorology , Vertical temperature profile, Sensor

Climate above ground (CAG) has been actively studied since Rudolf Geiger’s original manuscript in 1940. Most of the CAG studies employ use of measurement apparatuses at a height of >1 meter or simply rely on data collected from meteorological weather stations. There is a serious gap in understanding of climate within the first meter above ground. We have designed and deployed a sensor module equipped with temperature sensors evenly spaced between 0.16 meters and 1 meter above ground. We visualized the temperature variations at various heights, and compared the readings with readings made at a height of 1.2 meters, a commonly used height for temperature readings in the literature. We attest to the past findings of "nocturnal raised minimum".