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Principles of Environmental Physics
 
 

Principles of Environmental Physics, 3rd Edition

 
Principles of Environmental Physics, 3rd Edition,John Monteith,Mike Unsworth,ISBN9780125051033
 
 
 

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Key Features

* Presents a unique synthesis of micrometeorology and ecology in its widest sense.
* Deals quantitatively with the impact of weather on living systems but also with the interactions between them that are a central feature of life on earth
* Includes an up-to-date bibliography and review of recent micrometeorological applications in forestry, ecology, hydrology and agriculture
* Includes numerical problems and worked examples

Description

Environmental Physics concerns the description and analysis of physical processes that establish the conditions in which all species of life survive and reproduce. The subject involves a synthesis of mathematical relations that describe the physical nature of the environment and the many biological responses that environments evoke. Environmental Physics provides a basis for understanding the complex responses of plants and animals to environmental change.

International concern with climate change has made both politicans and the general public much more aware of the impact of local and global weather on all aspects of domestic life, industry and commerce. Environmental Physics has become more widely used by biologists, atmospheric scientists and climate modellers to specify interations between surfaces and the atmosphere. This new edition contains further material on causes of global warming, applications of remote sensing, and the carbon and water cycles of crops and forests.

Readership

Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in university departments of physics, atmospheric sciences, biological and environmental sciences, research scientists in agriculture, forestry, hydrology and ecology in academia, government research and industry, natural resource managers, environmental consultants and advisers in non-governmental organizations.

John Monteith

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Environmental Physics, University of Nottingham, UK

Mike Unsworth

Affiliations and Expertise

Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA

Principles of Environmental Physics, 3rd Edition

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
LIST OF SYMBOLS
1. SCOPE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS
2. GAS LAWS
Pressure, volume and temperature
Specific heats
Lapse rate
Water and water vapour
Other gases
3. TRANSPORT LAWS
General transfer equation
Molecular transfer processes
Diffusion coefficients
Radiation laws
4. RADIATION ENVIRONMENT
Solar radiation
Terrestrial radiation
Net radiation
5. MICROCLIMATOLOGY OF RADIATION
(i) Interception
Direct solar radiation
Diffuse radiation
Radiation in crop canopies
6. MICROCLIMATOLOGY OF RADIATION
(ii) Absorption and reflection
Radiative properties of natural materials
Net radiation
7. MOMENTUM TRANSFER
Boundary layers
Wind profiles and drag on uniform surfaces
Lodging and windthrow
8. HEAT TRANSFER
Convection
Non-dimensional groups
Measurements of convection
Conduction
Insulation of animals
9. MASS TRANSFER
(i) Gases and water vapour
Non-dimensional groups
Measurement of mass transfer
Ventilation
Mass transfer through pores
Coats and clothing
10.MASS TRANSFER (ii) Particles
Steady motion
11.STEADY STATE HEAT BALANCE
(i) Water surfaces and vegetation
Heat balance equation
Heat balance of thermometers
Heat balance of surfaces
Developments from the Penman Equation
12.STEADY STATE HEAT BALANCE
(ii) Animals
Heat balance components
The thermo-neutral diagram
Specification of the environment
Case studies
13.TRANSIENT HEAT BALANCE
Time constant
General cases
Heat flow in soil
14.CROP MICROMETEOROLOGY
(i) Profiles and fluxes
Profiles
Profile equations and stability
Measurement of flux above the canopy
15.CROP MICROMETEOROLOGY
(ii) Interpretation of measurements
Resistance analogues
Case studies:
Water vapour and transpiration
Carbon dioxide and growth
Sulphur dioxide and pollutant fluxes
to crops
Transport within canopies
APPENDIX
BIBLIOGRAPHY
REFERENCES
INDEX
 
 
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