Introduction To Micrometeorology / Edition 2

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This book is intended as a textbook for courses in micrometeorology for undergraduate students (juniors or seniors) in meteorology or environmental science, as well as for an introductory graduate-level course in boundary-layer meteorology. It will also serve as a good reference for professional meteorologists, environmental scientists and engineers, particularly those interested in problems of air pollution, atmospheric-biospheric interactions, wind-engineering and engineering meteorology.

The book outlines basic laws and concepts, before using qualitative descriptions to introduce more complex theories. This new edition is updated and expanded, as are the references. Each chapter features worked-through problems and exercises.

Audience: Undergraduate students in meteorology; postgraduate students in agriculture, engineering, and forestry.\

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Editorial Reviews

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Review of the First Edition

"This book carries all the essential attributes of an introductory postgraduate/undergraduate text, but will serve scientists in applied meteorology as a source for information as well." Geophysics And Bioclimatology

Bulletin Of The American Meteorological Society
This edition has a new chapter covering stratified atmospheric boundary layers along with example problems that are worked out in each chapter, an expanded list of references, and other updated material.\
Robert D Bornstein
... comprehensive, logically organized, and clearly written. . .It is a book that meteorologists and environmental scientists and engineers alike will want in their personal libraries.\
Robert D. Bornstein
(The first edition) is comprehensive, logically organized, and clearly written. . .It is a book that meteorologists and environmental scientists and engineers alike will want in their personal libraries.\
This textbook for an introductory course in micrometeorology or environmental fluid mechanics covers energy and radiation budgets near the earth's surface, thermal structures of the upper soil layer, atmospheric thermodynamics and stability concepts, fundamentals of viscous flows and turbulence, theories and models of turbulence, and surface-layer similarity theory and observations. The second edition adds example problems and a review of stratified atmospheric boundary layers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780120593545
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 4/26/2001
  • Series: International Geophysics Series, #79
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition
Preface to First Edition
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Energy Budget Near the Surface 11
Ch. 3 Radiation Balance Near the Surface 28
Ch. 4 Soil Temperatures and Heat Transfer 46
Ch. 5 Air Temperature and Humidity in the PBL 62
Ch. 6 Wind Distribution in the PBL 89
Ch. 7 An Introduction to Viscous Flows 113
Ch. 8 Fundamentals of Turbulence 142
Ch. 9 Models and Theories of Turbulence 163
Ch. 10 Near-neutral Boundary Layers 188
Ch. 11 Thermally Stratified Surface Layer 213
Ch. 12 Evaporation from Homogeneous Surfaces 242
Ch. 13 Stratified Atmospheric Boundary Layers 266
Ch. 14 Nonhomogeneous Boundary Layers 321
Ch. 15 Agricultural and Forest Micrometeorology 365
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