Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Satellite Estimation of the Surface Energy Balance, Moisture Availability and Thermal Inertia.
Author Carlson, Toby N. ; Dodd, Joseph K. ; Benjamin, Stanley G. ; Cooper, James N. ;
CORP Author Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Meteorology.;Environmental Sciences Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/J-81-478;
Stock Number PB82-143306
Additional Subjects Heat balance ; Evaporation ; Soil water ; Urban areas ; Vegetation ; Rural areas ; Infrared mapping ; Thermal radiation ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Mathematical models ; Reprints ; Heat islands
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB82-143306 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 13p
A method for inferring the distribution of surface heat and evaporative fluxes and the ground moisture availability and thermal inertial (ground conductive capacity) is used to analyze two urbanized areas, Los Angeles and St. Louis. The technique employs infrared satellite temperature measurements in conjunction with a one-dimensional boundary-layer model. Results show that there is a marked reduction of evaporation and moisture availability and a corresponding elevation of sensible heat flux over urbanized areas and over cropped areas with low vegetative cover.