Simulation of surface radiation balance on the Tibetan Plateau
Article first published online: 30 APR 2008
Copyright 2008 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 35, Issue 8, April 2008
How to Cite
2008), Simulation of surface radiation balance on the Tibetan Plateau, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L08814, doi:10.1029/2008GL033613., and (
- Issue published online: 30 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 30 APR 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 MAR 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 3 MAR 2008
- Manuscript Received: 12 FEB 2008
- surface radiation;
- radiative feedback;
 Tibetan Plateau is vulnerable to climate changes. At the same time, an altered surface radiation balance on the Plateau due to its rapid development would contribute to feedback and causes of global climate changes, particularly the Asian summer monsoon. In this study, we investigated surface radiation balance on the Tibetan Plateau by comparative analysis of two land surface models with the in-situ observation data. Our scrutiny reveals that radiative coupling, which has been neglected over low elevation region, is important in simulating surface energy balance on the Tibetan Plateau. For a proper assessment of surface radiation balance and hydrologic cycle on the Plateau, surface albedo and emissivity should be also correctly incorporated into land surface models and remote sensing algorithm.