Micrometeorology

Authors: Foken, Thomas

  • Closes the gap between metrology and measuring methods
  • Updated to reflect developments during recent years and supplemented by the newest research results
  • Includes countless examples as well as supplements supplying basics relevant to understanding of the individual topics
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About this Textbook

This book focuses on atmospheric processes which directly effect human environments within the lowest 100-1000 meters of the atmosphere over regions of only a few kilometers in extent. The book is the English translation of the second edition of the German book "Applied Meteorology – Micrometeorological Methods". It presents, with selected examples, the basics of micrometeorology applied to disciplines such as biometeorology, agrometeorology, hydrometeorology, technical meteorology, environmental meteorology, and biogeoscience. The important issues discussed in this book are the transport processes and fluxes between the atmosphere and the underlying surface. Vegetated and heterogeneous surfaces are special subjects. The author covers the areas of theory, measuring techniques, experimental methods and modeling in all the ways that can be used independently in teaching, research or practical applications.

About the authors

Thomas Foken was born in 1949 in Zwickau, Germany. He studied meteorology in Berlin, and received his Ph.D. in 1978 in Leipzig. His research topic was marine micrometeorology. He received his second doctor’s degree in 1990 in Berlin. From 1981 to 1997 he was the Head of Laboratories of the Meteorological Service of the GDR (after 1990 the German Meteorological Service) at the Meteorological Observatories in Potsdam and Lindenberg. In 1997, Dr. Foken became Professor of Micrometeorology at the University of Bayreuth. He has taught courses on micrometeorology and geoecology in Berlin, Potsdam and Bayreuth; he has published numerous scientific papers, and also participated in national and international experiments and research projects.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Micrometeorology is the English translation of … original German text, and it builds on Foken’s 30 years of experience in experimental micrometeorology. … The book is geared for postgraduate scientists and practicing experts in meteorology, surface climatology, air pollution, and other environment applications. … If you … need to understand the turbulent surface layer, you will want to get this book. … This is an excellent handbook and reference for experimental micrometeorology in the atmospheric surface layer." (Roland Stull, EOS, Vol. 90 (1), January, 2009)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • General Basics

    Foken, Thomas

    Pages 1-24

  • Basic Equations of Atmospheric Turbulence

    Foken, Thomas

    Pages 25-60

  • Specifics of the Near-Surface Turbulence

    Foken, Thomas

    Pages 61-104

  • Experimental Methods for Estimating the Fluxes of Energy and Matter

    Foken, Thomas

    Pages 105-151

  • Modeling of the Energy and Matter Exchange

    Foken, Thomas

    Pages 153-178

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Micrometeorology
Authors
Translated by
Nappo, C.J.
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74666-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74666-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 308
Number of Illustrations and Tables
113 b/w illustrations
Topics