Latent heat flux

Latent heat flux is the flux of heat from the Earth's surface to the atmosphere that is associated with evaporation of water at the surface and subsequent condensation of water vapor in the troposphere. It is an important component of Earth's surface energy budget. Latent heat flux is commonly measured with the Bowen ratio technique, or by eddy covariance.

External links

* [http://www.nsdl.arm.gov/Library/glossary.shtml#latent_heat_flux National Science Digital Library - Latent Heat Flux]
* [http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/6c.html PhysicalGeography.net Seasonal latent heat flux images]
* [http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003100/a003156/ Urban Signatures: Latent Heat Flux NASA Image]
* [http://okfirst.ocs.ou.edu/train/meteorology/EnergyBudget2.html "Earth's Energy Budget", Oklahoma Climatological Survey]
* [http://asd-www.larc.nasa.gov/erbe/components2.gif"Earth's Energy Budget" graphic, NASA]


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