Bowen Ratio In Western São Paulo State, Brazil

Elaine C. Barboza, Antonio J. Machado
2015 Zenodo  
This paper discusses micrometeorological aspects of the urban climate in three cities in Western São Paulo State: Presidente Prudente, Assis and Iepê. Particular attention is paid to the method used to estimate the components of the energy balance at the surface. Estimates of convective fluxes showed that the Bowen ratio was an indicator of the local climate and that its magnitude varied between 0.3 and 0.7. Maximum values for the Bowen ratio occurred earlier in Iepê (11:00 am) than in
more » ... e Prudente (4:00 pm). The results indicate that the Bowen ratio is modulated by the radiation balance at the surface and by different clusters of vegetation.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1109143 fatcat:wv625l45brdupebxfadwazgwna