# 12. Glossary¶

AmeriFlux

The AmeriFlux network is a community of sites and scientists measuring ecosystem carbon, water, and energy fluxes across the Americas, and committed to producing and sharing high quality eddy covariance data.

EC

Eddy Covariance - a technique to measure turbulent heat, mass (e.g. water, $$CO_2$$) and momentum fluxes.

ERA5

Reanalysis data

Fetch

Area influencing a sensor. For EC the area is upwind of the sensor.

Fortran

A computer programming language

Jupyter Notebook

A tool to help organize a project with progamming involved. An introduction is given here Jupyter Notebooks: setting up your research-oriented coding environment

LAI

Leaf Area Index

Obukhov Length ($$L$$)

A parameter with dimension of length that gives a relation between parameters characterizing dynamic, thermal, and buoyant processes. More detailed explanation refers to AMS wiki.

OHM

Objective Hysteresis Model. Example coeffcients are given here

Python

A computer programming language

SEB
SUEWS

Surface [Urban] Energy and Water Balance Scheme Manual

SuPy

SUEWS that speaks Python Manual

UMEP

Urban Multi-scale Environmental Predictor Manual

Tip

1. Stuck? the help and FAQ pages are useful places to start.

2. Please report workshop manual issues at GitHub Issues. Go from the page with the problem - an automatical link will be inserted. Thanks.