Articles | Volume 24, issue 10
Research article
20 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 20 Oct 2020

Imprints of evaporative conditions and vegetation type in diurnal temperature variations

Annu Panwar, Maik Renner, and Axel Kleidon


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (21 Jun 2020) by Dominic Mazvimavi
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ED: Publish as is (03 Sep 2020) by Dominic Mazvimavi
Short summary
Here we examine the effect of evaporative cooling across different vegetation types. Evaporation cools surface temperature significantly in short vegetation. In the forest, the high aerodynamic conductance explains 56 % of the reduced surface temperature. Therefore, the main cooling agent in the forest is the high aerodynamic conductance and not evaporation. Additionally, we propose the diurnal variation in surface temperature as being a potential indicator of evaporation in short vegetation.