Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5005–5020, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5005-2019

Special issue: Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean (ACP/AMT/GMD/HESS/NHESS/OS...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 5005–5020, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-5005-2019

Research article 12 Apr 2019

Research article | 12 Apr 2019

Identification of soil-cooling rains in southern France from soil temperature and soil moisture observations

Sibo Zhang et al.

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In situ rain temperature measurements are rare. Soil moisture and soil temperature observations in southern France are used to assess the cooling effects on soils of rainfall events. The rainwater temperature is estimated using observed changes of topsoil volumetric soil moisture and soil temperature in response to the rainfall event. The obtained rain temperature estimates are generally lower than the ambient air temperatures, wet-bulb temperatures, and topsoil temperatures.
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