surface_downward_turbulent_heat_flux

under discussion
Created: July 4, 2018
Proposer: Martin Juckes / Alison Pamment
Proposed Date: 2018-07-04
Arising from LS3MIP discussion.
Change Date: July 4, 2018, 11 a.m.
Term: surface_downward_sensible_heat_flux
Unit: W m-2
Unit ref:
AMIP:
GRIB:
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. "Downward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed downward (negative upward). The surface sensible heat flux, also called "turbulent" heat flux, is the exchange of heat between the surface and the air by motion of air. In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics.
Change Date: July 4, 2018, 11:04 a.m.
Term: surface_downward_turbulent_heat_flux
Unit: W m-2
Unit ref: UFAA
AMIP:
GRIB:
The surface called "surface" means the lower boundary of the atmosphere. "Downward" indicates a vector component which is positive when directed downward (negative upward). The "turbulent heat flux" is the exchange of heat between the surface and the air by motion of air. In accordance with common usage in geophysical disciplines, "flux" implies per unit area, called "flux density" in physics.