The proposed project will investigate the energy and matter exchange between the atmosphere and the underlying surface of the Tibetan Plateau, which is an essential prerequisite to understand Asian monsoon variability, effects of climate change and the role of the ecosystems under these conditions. A main task is the quality control of surface flux measurements and their upscaling to the grid scale of limited area models by footprint modelling. The second task will be mesoscale modelling of atmospheric flow, clouds, precipitation and radiation of the area, evaluated a.o. by the energy flux measurements. Data of the Chinese stations Nam Co and Oomolangma as well as own measurements at the Kema station will be used. The used ATHAM model is especially adapted to the area. The eddy-covariance measurements will also be used for ecological studies within TiP. The project is well connected with Chinese modelling efforts and German glacier and ecological projects within TiP.
Photographs: Nam Co site (Tibetian Plateau Institute), Kema area (Miehe, Marburg)
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|Gerken, T; Babel, W; Hoffmann, A; Biermann, T; Herzog, M; Friend, AD; Li, M; Ma, Y; Foken, T; Graf, HF: Turbulent flux modelling with a simple 2-layer soil model and extrapolated surface temperature applied at Nam Co Lake basin on the Tibetan Plateau, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16, 1095-1110 (2012), doi:10.5194/hess-16-1095-2012 [Link] -- Details|
|Zhou, D; Eigenmann, R; Babel, W; Foken, T; Ma, Y: Study of near-ground free convection conditions at Nam Co station on the Tibetan Plateau, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 105, 217-228 (2011), doi:10.1007/s00704-010-0393-5 -- Details|
|Yang, K; Ye, B; Zhou, D; Wu, B; Foken, T; Qin, J; Zhou, Z: Response of Hydrological Cycle to Recent Climate Changes in the Tibetan Plateau, Climate Change, 109, 517-534 (2011), doi:DOI 10.1007/s10584-011-0099-4 -- Details|
|Babel, W; Huneke, S; Foken, T: A framework to utilize turbulent flux measurements for mesoscale models and remote sensing applications, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 8, 5165-5225 (2011), doi:10.5194/hessd-8-1-2011 -- Details|
|Gerken, T; Babel, W; Hoffmann, A; Biermann, T; Herzog, M; Friend, AD; Li, M; Ma, Y; Foken, T; Graf, HF: Turbulent flux modelling with a simple 2-layer soil model and extrapolated surface temperature applied at Nam Co Lake basin on the Tibetan Plateau, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 8, 10275–10309 (2011) -- Details|
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