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VEBEX: Vegetation and surface energy balance experiment for the tropics

Raman, Sethu and Niyogi, Devdutta S and Prabhu, A and Ameenullah, S and Nagaraj, ST and Kumar, Udai and Jayanna, S (1998) VEBEX: Vegetation and surface energy balance experiment for the tropics. In: Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences Earth and Planetary Sciences, 107 (1). pp. 97-105.


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Surface features such as soil moisture and vegetation have a profound impact on the surface energy balance and the atmospheric boundary layer. To quantify this effect for a tropical location, a detailed field experiment, VEBEX, was designed and successfully executed in a tropical site at Bangalore, India. VEBEX was a joint experiment between the North Carolina State University, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and the University of Agricultural Science (UAS) at Bangalore, India. Continuous surface meteorological measurements were taken over an entice crop period (pre-sowing to post-harvest). During different stages of the plant growth, intensive observations of surface turbulence, and measurements of physiological and soil moisture measurements were also conducted. The results obtained provide an insight into the unusually strong variability for the tropics. Interpretation of the observations and an overview of the analysis procedure and future research initiatives are also presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Depositing User: M.K Anitha
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2005
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1431

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