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Developing an Approach to Map Air Surface Maxima and Minima Temperatures by Exploring Surface Energy Balance

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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CUNY - New York City College of Technology

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Maximum and minimum temperatures can be used to deepen our knowledge of the surface energy balance. Radiative and turbulent fluxes are the two major sources of energy fluxes at the Earths surface. Radiative fluxes are associated with downwelling short and longwave solar radiation and the subsequent emission of heat from the Earths surface at longwave frequencies. Turbulent flux is associated with the sensible S and latent L fluxes. Latent heat flux is associated with phase change of surface water solid, liquid, and vapor while sensible heat flux is driven by differences between skin and air temperatures.

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  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

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[A, Approved For Public Release]