Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Research article
16 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 16 Apr 2018

Computational efficiency for the surface renewal method

Jason Kelley and Chad Higgins


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (06 Mar 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Mar 2018) by Andrew Sayer
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (15 Mar 2018)
ED: Publish as is (15 Mar 2018) by Andrew Sayer
Short summary
Measuring fluxes of energy and trace gases using the surface renewal (SR) method can be economical and robust, but it requires computationally intensive calculations. Several new algorithms were written to perform the required calculations more efficiently and rapidly, and were tested with field data and computationally rigorous SR methods. These efficient algorithms facilitate expanded use of SR in atmospheric experiments, for applied monitoring, and in novel field implementations.