Radiation Climate and Turbulence Structure of a Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest.
Final rept. 25 Oct 79-15 Jun 85,
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF METEOROLOGY
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The research under this grant was based on information collected during the TREND Tropical Environmental Data experiment conducted during 1967-70 in a tropical forest environment in Southeast Asia. Under this grant, we completed the data reduction process and conducted numerous scientific investigations which dealt with such topics as radiation climate of the tropical forest radiative transfer in vegetative canopies seasonal variation in the radiation balance at canopyair, groundair interface seasonal turbidity characteristics over the tropical forest the temporal variation and stability dependence of the turbulence structure above and below the canopy wind direction shear in the dense, semi-flexible tall vegetation and variability parameters within and above the canopy, which characterize the dispersion process under different stability and ambient wind conditions. In this report only selected results will be presented. A detailed list of references to publications resulting from this project can be found in Appendix A. Information about the final data products resulting from this project can be found in Appendix B. Author