Springer Theses

Coupled Dynamics in Soil

Experimental and Numerical Studies of Energy, Momentum and Mass Transfer

Authors: Zeng, Yijian

  • Nominated as an outstanding thesis by the University of Twente
  • A valuable contribution to land surface process modelling for arid and semi-arid areas
  • Successfully employs a two-phase heat- and mass-transport model to include the essential but as-yet neglected effects of vapour convection
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In arid and semi-arid areas, the main contributions to land surface processes are precipitation, surface evaporation and surface energy balancing. In the close-to-surface layer and root-zone layer, vapor flux is the dominant flux controlling these processes - process which, in turn, influence the local climate pattern and the local ecosystem. The work reported in this thesis attempts to understand how the soil airflow affects the vapor transport during evaporation processes, by using a two-phase heat and mass transfer model. The necessity of including the airflow mechanism in land surface process studies is discussed and highlighted.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • General Introduction

    Zeng, Yijian

    Pages 1-16

  • Diurnal Pattern of Coupled Moisture and Heat Transport Process

    Zeng, Yijian

    Pages 17-40

  • Application of Diurnal Soil Water Dynamics in Determining Effective Precipitation

    Zeng, Yijian

    Pages 41-60

  • Two-Phase Mass and Heat Flow Model

    Zeng, Yijian

    Pages 61-97

  • How Airflow Affects Soil Water Dynamics

    Zeng, Yijian

    Pages 99-121

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-34073-4
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-642-43545-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coupled Dynamics in Soil
Book Subtitle
Experimental and Numerical Studies of Energy, Momentum and Mass Transfer
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-34073-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-34073-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-34072-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43545-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 164
Topics