Definitions for "Bowen ratio"
At a water surface, the ratio of the energy flux upwards as sensible heat to the energy flux used in evaporation.
The ratio of the amount of sensible to that of latent heat lost by a surface to the atmosphere by the processes of conduction and turbulence.
The partitioning of net radiation between latent heat of vaporization of water and sensible heat (q.v.). Expressed as the ratio of sensible to latent heat.