Most continental regions experience an afternoon or evening maximum of convective activity, which is dominated by convection driven by surface heating. However, the Great Plains of North America experiences a nocturnal maximum in convective precipitation during the warm season, which is associated with the frequent occurrence of elevated mesoscale convective systems (MCSs). These elevated convective […]
In-Situ measurements and remotely sensed estimations of surface fluxes over the Southern Great Plains of the United States
Evapotranspiration (ET) is an important variable in the hydrologic cycle. As such, improved understanding of the spatial and temporal variability of ET is critical to weather and climate analysis and prediction, water management resources, agriculture, land-use and land-change projects, and ecological research.
Over the past century, the population of the world has become increasingly urbanized. As a result, cities have become larger and more densely populated than any time in history. This unprecedented growth and rapid modification of the surface has impacted the overlying boundary-layer of the atmosphere.