Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
Development and technical paper
24 May 2019
Development and technical paper |  | 24 May 2019

Calculating the turbulent fluxes in the atmospheric surface layer with neural networks

Lukas Hubert Leufen and Gerd Schädler

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An artificial neural network was used to calculate the scaling quantities u* and T*. To train and test the network, a large set of worldwide observations was used. Extensive sensitivity studies showed that a relatively small 6–3–2 network with six input parameters and one hidden layer yields satisfying results. An implementation of this network in a stand-alone land surface model showed that the neural network gives results equivalent to and sometimes better than the standard implementation.