Annual heat and mass transfer at an Ottawa site

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Journal titleCanadian Journal of Earth Sciences
Pages110; # of pages: 10
Subjectheat transfer; air moisture transfer; solar radiation; years
AbstractThe Fourier component of period 1 year is calculated for the net radiation, net solar radiation, incoming solar radiation, and ground heat flux from observations made at a grass-covered site in Ottawa in the 2-year period 1 January 1961 to 31 December 1962. The Fourier approximation of the evapotranspiration and sublimation loss is determined from estimates of the average mass transfer at the time of maximum in summer and minimum in winter. The approximation of the annual component of the convective transfer is obtained using the heat balance equation. During the 6- month period 1 April to 30 September about 48% of the net solar radiaion was dissipated by evapotranspiration, 42% dissipated by long-wave radiation, 7% dissipated by convection, and 3% was stored in ground.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Research in Construction
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NRC number8198
NPARC number20374642
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Record created2012-07-23
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