ANALYSIS OF HEAT FLUX AT EARTH SURFACE IN TURKEY

S. Oney, Z Aslan, S. Topgu

Abstract


Thermal structure of the lower atmosphere is connected with the heat flux near the Earth's surface. It is known that the thermals play an important role in the gliding activities. In this study, the heat budget components were calculated for different geographical regions by using the climatological data so as to establish the thermal potential map of Turkey. Another aim of this study is to investigate the solar energy potential of Turkey. The variables used for this purpose are latitude, day of year, soil wetness, cloud cover, height of cloud base, daily average of air temperature, relative humidity, surface albedo, surface wind speed, roughness height, ground temperature, and cloud reflectivity. Daily total valuesof net radiation, storage of heat in the surface, latent and sensible cooling of the surface were obtained for sixteen cities in the different regions of Turkey.

Keywords


Meteorology, Climatology, Atmospheric physics

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