Articles | Volume 11, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6091–6106, 2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6091–6106, 2018
Research article
09 Nov 2018
Research article | 09 Nov 2018

Evaluation of OAFlux datasets based on in situ air–sea flux tower observations over Yongxing Island in 2016

Fenghua Zhou et al.

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In this work, successive air–sea heat flux-related data were acquired over the course of a year (01/02/2016–31/01/2017) at the YXASFT on Yongxing Island. Then, seasonal comparisons were conducted for the daily mean surface bulk variables and heat fluxes between the WHOI OAFlux products and YXASFT observations. The conclusions in this paper will provide useful reference for researchers on how to select the appropriate OAFlux datasets in different seasons over the South China Sea.