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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2915–2930, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2915-2021

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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2915–2930, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2915-2021

Research article 31 May 2021

Research article | 31 May 2021

Variations in surface roughness of heterogeneous surfaces in the Nagqu area of the Tibetan Plateau

Maoshan Li et al.

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In this study, using MODIS satellite data and site atmospheric turbulence observation data in the Nagqu area of the northern Tibetan Plateau, with the Massman-retrieved model and a single height observation to determine aerodynamic surface roughness, temporal and spatial variation characteristics of the surface roughness were analyzed. The result is feasible, and it can be applied to improve the model parameters of the land surface model and the accuracy of model simulation in future work.