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At what depth is the phase of temperature profile reversed?

  1. Oct 14, 2012 #1
    The amplitude of daily temperature is dT=5 C. The ground is made of limestone.

    At what depth is the phase of temperature profile reversed (cooler at 3 pm and warmer at 3 am)?

    Circular frequency is equal to I think 2E-7 per second

    The depth at which the profile is reversed is where the cosine function switches signs, i.e. at pi.

    So, I find that the profile is reversed at 7.9 meters. Does this seem correct?

    How could I find the ratio of the amplitude of temperature variation at 7.9 m vs. the temperature variation at the surface?
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