Field observations of the influence of pack ice cover on surface heat fluxes

David A Kristovich, Neil F. Laird, Mathieu R. Gerbush

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Abstract

The influence of Pack Ice Cover over the Great Lakes on surface heat fluxes was analyzed. The primary dataset used to determine ice cover was obtained by a downward-pointing digital video camera taken at passes approximately 500 m above the lake surface. It was found that despite the ice cover over Lake Erie, small differences between air temperatures and lake surface temperatures were evident. Moreover, light wind speeds and positive heat fluxes were clearly evident in many of the 50-m flights conducted on 25, 26, and 27 February 2004.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages579-582
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event16th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence - Portland, ME, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2004Aug 13 2004

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Other16th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence
CountryUnited States
CityPortland, ME
Period8/9/048/13/04

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  • Engineering(all)

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    Kristovich, D. A., Laird, N. F., & Gerbush, M. R. (2004). Field observations of the influence of pack ice cover on surface heat fluxes. 579-582. Paper presented at 16th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, Portland, ME, United States.