Fundamental Principles of Environmental Physics

Authors: Martins Rodrigues, Abel, Sardinha, Raul Albuquerque, Pita, Gabriel

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  • Presents a thorough, interdisciplinary overview of environmental physics
  • Addresses everything from fundamental principles to mathematical formulations related to the topic
  • Develops a methodology to characterize the atmospheric surface layer, mass, and energy flow
  • Provides numerous solved examples, illustrations, and applications
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This book is an interdisciplinary and accessible guide to environmental physics. It allows readers to gain a more complete understanding of physical process and their interaction with ecological ones underpin important environmental issues.
The book covers a wide range of topics within environmental physics, including:
• natural and anthropogenic canopies, including forests, urban or wavy terrains;• the fundamentals of heat transfer;• atmospheric flow dynamics;• global carbon budget;• climate change; and• the relevance of biochar as a global carbon sink.
Including solved exercises, numerous illustrations and tables, as well as an entire chapter focused on applications, book is of interest to researchers, students and industrial engineers alike. 

About the authors

Abel Rodrigues gained his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, U. Lisbon), in 1994 and 2002, respectively. He was interim Forest Department Head from 2005 to 2011 at the Forestry Research Unit of the National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research, as well as Senior Researcher from 2002, where he developed research on atmospheric fluxes and on production and conversion of biomass from short rotation coppices. He authored and co-authored 72 scientific publications and 3 books. He has coordinated 20 projects multi-institutional research projects, co-supervised 13 M.Sc., 1 Ph.D. and 1 postdoctoral students.
Raúl Sardinha has a M.Sc. in Forestry from the School of Agriculture and Forestry of the University of Lisbon (1962) and a Ph.D. in Wood Science from Oxford (1974). He was Full Professor at ISA (Un. Lisboa) and retired in 2002. Professor Sardinha directed the Portuguese National Forest Research Station in 1988–1995, and headed the University of Madeira (1988–1993) and University Piaget in Guinea-Bissau (2010–2014). He was a member of the Board of the European Forest Institute (1993–1995) and represented Portugal in various international research organizations. He developed research on the properties and suitability of the use of forest products and on natural resources research policy for sustainable management in tropical countries. He has authored 85 scientific research papers and co-authored more than 120 more.
Gabriel Pita has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering/Applied Thermodynamics (1975) and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (1988), both from IST. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IST, where he teaches Applied Thermodynamics, Physical Ecology, and Mass and Energy Transfer. Professor Pita’s research has dealt with applied combustion, characterization of the impacts of droughts on Portuguese forests, and and analysis of carbon uptake and productivity in eucalypt plantations. He has co-authored 44 scientific research publications.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamental Principles of Environmental Physics
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69025-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69025-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-69024-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 372
Number of Illustrations
84 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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