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Volume 13, issue 6
Ann. Geophys., 13, 666–674, 1995
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00585-995-0666-y
© European Geosciences Union 1995
Ann. Geophys., 13, 666–674, 1995
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00585-995-0666-y
© European Geosciences Union 1995

  30 Jun 1995

30 Jun 1995

Climatological evaluation of some fluxes of the surface energy and soil water balances over France

E. M. Choisnel, S. V. Jourdain, and C. J. Jacquart E. M. Choisnel et al.

Abstract. This paper presents some statistical evaluations of the surface energy and soil water balance fluxes, for a prairie-type canopy, using the Earth model with a double-reservoir system for the management of the soil water reserve and the regulation of actual evapotranspiration. The mean values of these fluxes are estimated from energy and water balance simulations done on a 30-year climatic reference period (1951–1980). From values of these fluxes calculated for each meteorological synoptic station, mappings of net radiation, actual evapotranspiration, drainage and conduction fluxes have been made over French territory. Lastly, a few conclusions pertaining to the spatial variability of fluxes and to the partition of rainfall between run-off and drainage on the one hand and replenishment of the soil water reserve on the other hand are drawn from these preliminary results.

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