A study using reanalysis data from the Earth Systems Research Laboratory to examine the difference in heat loss for precipitation compared to that of the heat loss from the sensible heat flux near the boundary layer. Using GrADS, grid analysis and display system, the data was analyzed in order to look for a circumstance that would give similar heat losses. The main area of focus was in the tropics from 30oN to 30oS. It was found that the area of the Maritime Continent during a La Niña had very similar value for heat flux
Shipotofsky, Andrew R., "Surface Sensible Heat Loss in the Tropics" (2015). Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences Student Publications. 7.