Atmospheric Boundary Layer: Integrating Air Chemistry and Land Interactions

Atmospheric Boundary Layer: Integrating Air Chemistry and Land Interactions

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Jordi Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, Chiel C. van Heerwaarden, Bart J. H. van Stratum, Kees van den Dries
Cambridge University Press, 6/4/2015
EAN 9781107090941, ISBN10: 1107090946

Hardcover, 276 pages, 26.1 x 18.3 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

Based on more than twenty years of research and lecturing, Jordi Vilà-Guerau de Arellano and his team's textbook provides an excellent introduction to the interactions between the atmosphere and the land for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and a reference text for researchers in atmospheric physics and chemistry, hydrology, and plant physiology. The combination of the book, which provides the essential theoretical concepts, and the associated interactive Chemistry Land-surface Atmosphere Soil Slab (CLASS) software, which provides hands-on practical exercises and allows students to design their own numerical experiments, will prove invaluable for learning about many aspects of the soil-vegetation-atmosphere system. This book has a modular and flexible structure, allowing instructors to accommodate it to their own learning-outcome needs.

Part I. The Land-Atmospheric Boundary Layer System
1. Seeking interdisciplinary connections
Part II. The Uncoupled System
2. Atmospheric boundary layer dynamics
3. Atmospheric boundary layer chemistry
4. Potential temperature budget
diurnal variation of temperature
5. Moisture budget
diurnal variation of specific moisture
6. Momentum budget
diurnal variation of wind
7. Scalar and CO2 budget
contributions of surface, entrainment and advection
8. Reactant budget
diurnal variation of ozone
Part III. The Coupled System
9. Atmosphere-vegetation-soil interaction
10. Numerical experiments
atmosphere-vegetation-soil interaction
11. Representing dynamically the vegetation and soil exchanges of carbon dioxide
12. Sensitivity of the atmosphere-vegetation-soil system to climate perturbations
13. Case studies of more complex situations
Part IV. Processes Related to Boundary Layer Clouds
14. The cloud-topped boundary layer
15. The scatter cloud-topped boundary layer
shallow cumulus
Part V. User's Guide
CLASS Modules and Variables
16. CLASS modules