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Abstract

During June 1991 more than 30 scientific teams worked in Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, studying the energy and water transfer processes between soil, vegetation and the atmosphere in semi-arid conditions, as part of the co-ordinated European research project EFEDA (European Field Experiment in Desertification-threatened Areas). Measurements were made from the microscale (for example measurements on single plants) up to a scale compatible with the grid size of global models. For this purpose three sites were selected 70 km apart and heavily instrumented at a scale of the order of 30 km2. Aircraft missions, satellite data and movable equipment were deployed to provide a bridge to the larger scale. This paper gives a description of the experimental design along with some of the preliminary results.

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Authors: BOLLE H-J ET AL., Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Meteorologie (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Annales Geophysicae, Vol. 11 (1993) pp. 173-189
Record Number: 199430007 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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