(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2007)

Document title

Temperature as an indicator of landform influence on atmospheric processes

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Potential land surface-atmosphere interactions were observed on satellite imagery in the lower reaches of the alluvial valley of the Mississippi River. Monthly temperature data were used to determine if a measurable relationship between the land surface and resulting atmospheric processes can be similarly found in the long-term record throughout the entire year. Average temperature range in the valley is consistently smaller than outside the valley. Statistically significant results indicate that days are hotter in summer and colder in winter, and that nights are warmer all year in the valley. Soil type differences and consequently differing soil moisture regimes are suggested as possible causal mechanisms


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2007, vol. 28, no2 [pp. 148-157]

Bibliographic references : 14 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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