Tground: Estimates ground temperature from ambient temperature and...

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) References Examples

View source: R/Tground.R

Description

Estimates ground temperature from ambient temperature and solar radiation.

Usage

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Tground(Ta = 20, SE = 100)

Arguments

Ta

Air temperature (degrees Celsius). Default is 20.

SE

Solar energy (radiation in W per m2). Default is 100.

Details

If ground temperature is not measured, but air temperature and solar energy are provided, ground temperature can be estimated from empirical relationships. Ground temperature is used in obtain incoming longwave radiation from the ground.

Value

Returns a vector of one, with an estimate of ground temperature.

Author(s)

Glenn J Tattersall

References

Bartlett et al. 2006. A decade of ground-air temperature tracking at emigrant pass observatory, Utah. Journal of Climate. 19: 3722-3731.

Examples

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# Example:
Ta<-25
SE<-200
Tground(Ta, SE)

# For detailed examples and explanations, see:
# https://github.com/gtatters/Thermimage/blob/master/HeatTransferCalculations.md

Thermimage documentation built on Nov. 6, 2018, 1:03 a.m.