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Main Title Prediction of Solar and Atmospheric Radiation for Energy Budget Studies of Lakes and Streams.
Author Hube, W. C. ; Pere, Armando I. ;
CORP Author Florida Univ., Gainesville. Water Resources Research Center.
Year Published 1970
Report Number WRRC-Pub-10; DI-14-01-0001-1628; A-014-FLA; o4020,; A-014-FLA(1)
Stock Number PB-197 267
Additional Subjects ( Thermal radiation ; Lakes) ; ( Lakes ; Heat budget) ; ( Streams ; Heat budget) ; ( Atmospheric radiation ; Lakes) ; Temperature measurement ; Solar radiation ; Mathematical models ; Heat flux ; Radiometers ; Seasonal variations ; Florida ; Humidity ; Cloud cover ; Opacity ; Thermal pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-197 267 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 135p
Evaluation of terms in the energy budget is an integral part of the prediction of thermal changes in natural water bodies. The net advective heat flux is often zero, in which case the radiation components are the dominant causes of temperature changes. Predictive methods for the two radiation components have been developed as a function of meteorological parameters alone, (e.g. temperature, humidity, cloudiness, opaqueness). These predictive methods can be used in areas where there are no records of radiation measurements since the required meteorological variables are commonly measured at weather stations and airports. A better predictive equation was found for shortwave radiation than for longwave radiation, due possibly to local climatic conditions and possible errors in portions of the longwave radiation measurements. Use of the shortwave equations in evaluating temporal temperature changes in a Florida lake resulted in good agreement with measured values. (Author)