Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Research article
26 Apr 2019
Research article |  | 26 Apr 2019

Estimation of hourly land surface heat fluxes over the Tibetan Plateau by the combined use of geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites

Lei Zhong, Yaoming Ma, Zeyong Hu, Yunfei Fu, Yuanyuan Hu, Xian Wang, Meilin Cheng, and Nan Ge

Data sets

The basic database of atmospheric boundary layer over the northern Tibetan Plateau Z. Hu

FY-2C data National Satellite Meteorological Center

SPOT Vegetation N. V. Vito

China meteorological forcing dataset K. Yang

Short summary
Fine-temporal-resolution turbulent heat fluxes at the plateau scale have significant importance for studying diurnal variation characteristics of atmospheric boundary and weather systems in the Tibetan Plateau (TP) and its surroundings. Time series of land surface heat fluxes with high temporal resolution over the entire TP were derived. The derived surface heat fluxes proved to be in good agreement with in situ measurements and were superior to GLDAS flux products.
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