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Daytime cooling efficiency and diurnal energy balance in Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Abstract Summer daytime cooling efficiency of various land cover is investigated for the urban core of Phoenix, Arizona, using the Local-Scale Urban Meteorological Parameterization Scheme (LUMPS). We examined the urban energy balance for 2 summer days in 2005 to analyze the daytime cooling-water use tradeoff and the timing of sensible heat reversal at night. The plausibility of the LUMPS model results was tested using remotely sensed surface temperatures from Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) imagery and reference evapotranspiration values from a meteorological station. Cooling efficiency was derived from sensible and latent heat flux differences. The time when the sensible heat flux turns negative (sensible heat... (more)
Created Date 2012-08-12
Contributor Middel, Ariane (Author) / Brazel, Anthony J. (Author) / Kaplan, Shai (Author) / Myint, Soe W. (Author)
Subject urban climate / sensible heat flux transition / cooling efficiency / remote sensing / land cover / urban heat island / phoenix / arizona / local-scale urban meteorological parameterization scheme
Type Text
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.3354/cr01103
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Citation Middel A, Brazel AJ, Kaplan S, Myint SW (2012) Daytime cooling efficiency and diurnal energy balance in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Clim Res 54:21-34.
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