J3.3 Land-surface-atmosphere-climate coupling

Tuesday, 29 May 2012: 2:10 PM
Alcott Room (Omni Parker House)
Alan K. Betts, Atmospheric Research, Pittsford, VT

Over the twenty-five years from the FIFE and BOREAS experiments to the present, it has become clear how critical land-atmosphere coupling is to climate change, both locally and globally. I will review some important studies based on data collected by the Canadian TwinOtter by Ray Desjardins and Ian McPherson; and then reinterpret what we have learnt about land-surface, boundary layer and cloud coupling from a climate perspective.
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