Conceptual Boundary Layer Meteorology

Conceptual Boundary Layer Meteorology
Author: April L. Hiscox,Alexandria G. McCombs
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2021-05-15
ISBN 10: 9780128170922
ISBN 13: 0128170921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conceptual Boundary Layer Meteorology Book Review:

Conceptual Boundary Layer Meteorology: The Air Near Here explains essential boundary layer concepts in a way that is accessible to a wide number of people studying and working in the environmental sciences. It begins with chapters designed to present the language of the boundary layer and the key concepts of mass, momentum exchanges, and the role of turbulence. The book then moves to focusing on specific environments, uses, and problems facing science with respect to the boundary layer. Uses authentic examples to give readers the ability to utilize real world data Covers boundary layer meteorology without requiring knowledge of advanced mathematics Provides a set of tools that can be used by the reader to better understand land-air interactions Provides specific applications for a wide spectrum of environmental systems

The Atmospheric Boundary Layer Over Polar Marine Surfaces

The Atmospheric Boundary Layer Over Polar Marine Surfaces
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 142891661X
ISBN 13: 9781428916616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Introduction to Boundary Layer Meteorology

An Introduction to Boundary Layer Meteorology
Author: Roland B. Stull
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 670
Release: 1988-07-31
ISBN 10: 9789027727695
ISBN 13: 9027727694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Boundary Layer Meteorology Book Review:

Part of the excitement in boundary-layer meteorology is the challenge associated with turbulent flow - one of the unsolved problems in classical physics. An additional attraction of the filed is the rich diversity of topics and research methods that are collected under the umbrella-term of boundary-layer meteorology. The flavor of the challenges and the excitement associated with the study of the atmospheric boundary layer are captured in this textbook. Fundamental concepts and mathematics are presented prior to their use, physical interpretations of the terms in equations are given, sample data are shown, examples are solved, and exercises are included. The work should also be considered as a major reference and as a review of the literature, since it includes tables of parameterizatlons, procedures, filed experiments, useful constants, and graphs of various phenomena under a variety of conditions. It is assumed that the work will be used at the beginning graduate level for students with an undergraduate background in meteorology, but the author envisions, and has catered for, a heterogeneity in the background and experience of his readers.

Air Dispersion Modeling

Air Dispersion Modeling
Author: Alex De Visscher
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN 10: 1118723104
ISBN 13: 9781118723104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Dispersion Modeling Book Review:

A single reference to all aspects of contemporary air dispersion modeling The practice of air dispersion modeling has changed dramatically in recent years, in large part due to new EPA regulations. Current with the EPA's 40 CFR Part 51, this book serves as a complete reference to both the science and contemporary practice of air dispersion modeling. Throughout the book, author Alex De Visscher guides readers through complex calculations, equation by equation, helping them understand precisely how air dispersion models work, including such popular models as the EPA's AERMOD and CALPUFF. Air Dispersion Modeling begins with a primer that enables readers to quickly grasp basic principles by developing their own air dispersion model. Next, the book offers everything readers need to work with air dispersion models and accurately interpret their results, including: Full chapter dedicated to the meteorological basis of air dispersion Examples throughout the book illustrating how theory translates into practice Extensive discussions of Gaussian, Lagrangian, and Eulerian air dispersion modeling Detailed descriptions of the AERMOD and CALPUFF model formulations This book also includes access to a website with Microsoft Excel and MATLAB files that contain examples of air dispersion model calculations. Readers can work with these examples to perform their own calculations. With its comprehensive and up-to-date coverage, Air Dispersion Modeling is recommended for environmental engineers and meteorologists who need to perform and evaluate environmental impact assessments. The book's many examples and step-by-step instructions also make it ideal as a textbook for students in the fields of environmental engineering, meteorology, chemical engineering, and environmental sciences.

Fundamentals of Boundary Layer Meteorology

Fundamentals of Boundary Layer Meteorology
Author: Xuhui Lee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-08-18
ISBN 10: 3319608533
ISBN 13: 9783319608532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Boundary Layer Meteorology Book Review:

This textbook introduces a set of fundamental equations that govern the conservation of mass (dry air, water vapor, trace gas), momentum and energy in the lower atmosphere. Simplifications of each of these equations are made in the context of boundary-layer processes. Extended from these equations the author then discusses a key set of issues, including (1) turbulence generation and destruction, (2) force balances in various portions of the lower atmosphere, (3) canopy flow, (4) tracer diffusion and footprint theory, (5) principles of flux measurement and interpretation, (6) models for land evaporation, (7) models for surface temperature response to land use change, and (8) boundary layer budget calculations for heat, water vapor and carbon dioxide. Problem sets are supplied at the end of each chapter to reinforce the concepts and theory presented in the main text. This volume offers the accumulation of insights gained by the author during his academic career as a researcher and teacher in the field of boundary-layer meteorology.

Tropical Meteorology

Tropical Meteorology
Author: T.N. Krishnamurti,Lydia Stefanova,Vasubandhu Misra
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2013-07-14
ISBN 10: 1461474094
ISBN 13: 9781461474098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Meteorology Book Review:

This book is designed as an introductory course in Tropical Meteorology for the graduate or advanced level undergraduate student. The material within can be covered in a one-semester course program. The text starts from the global scale-view of the Tropics, addressing the zonally symmetric and asymmetric features of the tropical circulation. It then goes on to progressively smaller spatial and time scales – from the El Niño Southern Oscillation and the Asian Monsoon, down to tropical waves, hurricanes, sea breezes, and tropical squall lines. The emphasis in most chapters is on the observational aspects of the phenomenon in question, the theories regarding its nature and maintenance, and the approaches to its numerical modeling. The concept of scale interactions is also presented as a way of gaining insight into the generation and redistribution of energy for the maintenance of oscillations of a variety of spatial and temporal scales.

An Introduction to Boundary Layer Meteorology

An Introduction to Boundary Layer Meteorology
Author: Roland B. Stull
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 670
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400930275
ISBN 13: 9789400930278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Boundary Layer Meteorology Book Review:

Part of the excitement in boundary-layer meteorology is the challenge associated with turbulent flow - one of the unsolved problems in classical physics. An additional attraction of the filed is the rich diversity of topics and research methods that are collected under the umbrella-term of boundary-layer meteorology. The flavor of the challenges and the excitement associated with the study of the atmospheric boundary layer are captured in this textbook. Fundamental concepts and mathematics are presented prior to their use, physical interpretations of the terms in equations are given, sample data are shown, examples are solved, and exercises are included. The work should also be considered as a major reference and as a review of the literature, since it includes tables of parameterizatlons, procedures, filed experiments, useful constants, and graphs of various phenomena under a variety of conditions. It is assumed that the work will be used at the beginning graduate level for students with an undergraduate background in meteorology, but the author envisions, and has catered for, a heterogeneity in the background and experience of his readers.

Boundary Layer Meteorology 25th Anniversary Volume 1970 1995

Boundary Layer Meteorology 25th Anniversary Volume  1970   1995
Author: John R. Garratt,P.A. Taylor
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 9401709440
ISBN 13: 9789401709446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boundary Layer Meteorology 25th Anniversary Volume 1970 1995 Book Review:

The journal Boundary-Layer Meteorology was started in 1970 and has become the premier vehicle for the publication of research papers in its field. Dr R.E. Munn served as Editor-in-Chief until recently. The special 25th Anniversary volume, on which this book is based, was compiled from review and other articles solicited and selected as a `Festschrift' to honour Ted Munn's achievement as editor of the journal over that time. Articles by leading contributors to the field include reviews of field studies (Askervein, HEXOS, Cabauw) and their impacts; numerical modelling (large-eddy simulation of the surface layer, frontal structures); analyses and critical discussions (of the von Karman constant, bulk aerodynamic formulations, air-sea interaction, vegetation canopies); and reviews or previews of progress in our understanding of the atmospheric boundary layer, turbulence simulation, Lagrangian descriptions of turbulent diffusion and remote sensing of the boundary layer. The collection provides an excellent perspective on the state of the subject and where it is headed. It should provide fascinating and stimulating reading for researchers and students of boundary-layer meteorology and related areas.

Atmospheric Boundary Layer

Atmospheric Boundary Layer
Author: Jordi Vil...-Guerau de Arellano,Bart J. H. van Stratum,Chiel C. van Heerwaarden,Kees van den Dries
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN 10: 1107090946
ISBN 13: 9781107090941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atmospheric Boundary Layer Book Review:

Based on more than 20 years of research and lecturing, Jordi Vil...-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.

Air Pollution

Air Pollution
Author: Christian Seigneur
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN 10: 1108481639
ISBN 13: 9781108481632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Pollution Book Review:

Complete coverage of air pollution from its sources to its health and environmental impacts, for advanced students and researchers.

First Principles of Meteorology and Air Pollution

First Principles of Meteorology and Air Pollution
Author: Mihalis Lazaridis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2010-11-18
ISBN 10: 9789400701625
ISBN 13: 9400701624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Principles of Meteorology and Air Pollution Book Review:

This book’s main objective is to decipher for the reader the main processes in the atmosphere and the quantification of air pollution effects on humans and the environment, through first principles of meteorology and modelling/measurement approaches. The understanding of the complex sequence of events, starting from the emission of air pollutants into the atmosphere to the human health effects as the final event, is necessary for the prognosis of potential risk to humans from specific chemical compounds and mixtures of them. It fills a gap in the literature by providing a solid grounding in the first principles of meteorology and air pollution, making it particularly useful for undergraduate students. Its broad scope makes it a valuable text in many related disciplines, containing a comprehensive and integrated methodology to study the first principles of air pollution, meteorology, indoor air pollution, and human exposure. Problem-solving exercises help to reinforce concepts.

Coastal Meteorology

Coastal Meteorology
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources,Committee on Meteorological Analysis, Prediction, and Research,Panel on Coastal Meteorology
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1992-02-01
ISBN 10: 0309046874
ISBN 13: 9780309046879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Meteorology Book Review:

Almost half the U.S. population lives along the coast. In another 20 years this population is expected to more than double in size. The unique weather and climate of the coastal zone, circulating pollutants, altering storms, changing temperature, and moving coastal currents affect air pollution and disaster preparedness, ocean pollution, and safeguarding near-shore ecosystems. Activities in commerce, industry, transportation, freshwater supply, safety, recreation, and national defense also are affected. The research community engaged in studies of coastal meteorology in recent years has made significant advancements in describing and prediciting atmospheric properties along coasts. Coastal Meteorology reviews this progess and recommends research that would increase the value and application of what is known today.

Practical Meteorology

Practical Meteorology
Author: Roland Stull
Publsiher: Sundog Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 942
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780888652836
ISBN 13: 0888652836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Meteorology Book Review:

A quantitative introduction to atmospheric science for students and professionals who want to understand and apply basic meteorological concepts but who are not ready for calculus.

Simulating Nature

Simulating Nature
Author: Arthur C. Petersen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-04-24
ISBN 10: 1466500670
ISBN 13: 9781466500679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simulating Nature Book Review:

Computer simulation has become an important means for obtaining knowledge about nature. The practice of scientific simulation and the frequent use of uncertain simulation results in public policy raise a wide range of philosophical questions. Most prominently highlighted is the field of anthropogenic climate change—are humans currently changing the climate? Referring to empirical results from science studies and political science, Simulating Nature: A Philosophical Study of Computer-Simulation Uncertainties and Their Role in Climate Science and Policy Advice, Second Edition addresses questions about the types of uncertainty associated with scientific simulation and about how these uncertainties can be communicated. The author, who participated in the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) plenaries in 2001 and 2007, discusses the assessment reports and workings of the IPCC. This second edition reflects the latest developments in climate change policy, including a thorough update and rewriting of sections that refer to the IPCC.

Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences

Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences
Author: Gerald R. North,John A. Pyle,Fuqing Zhang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 2998
Release: 2014-09-14
ISBN 10: 0123822262
ISBN 13: 9780123822260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, 2nd Edition is an authoritative resource covering all aspects of atmospheric sciences, including both theory and applications. With more than 320 articles and 1,600 figures and photographs, this revised version of the award-winning first edition offers comprehensive coverage of this important field. The six volumes in this set contain broad-ranging articles on topics such as atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemical cycles, boundary layers, clouds, general circulation, global change, mesoscale meteorology, ozone, radar, satellite remote sensing, and weather prediction. The Encyclopedia is an ideal resource for academia, government, and industry in the fields of atmospheric, ocean, and environmental sciences. It is written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest information in the field. Covers all aspects of atmospheric sciences—including both theory and applications Presents more than 320 articles and more than 1,600 figures and photographs Broad-ranging articles include topics such as atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemical cycles, boundary layers, clouds, general circulation, global change, mesoscale meteorology, ozone, radar, satellite remote sensing, and weather prediction An ideal resource for academia, government, and industry in the fields of atmospheric, ocean, and environmental sciences

Wind and Trees

Wind and Trees
Author: M. P. Coutts,J. Grace
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 485
Release: 1995-08-24
ISBN 10: 0521460379
ISBN 13: 9780521460378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wind and Trees Book Review:

Covers wind behaviour, mechanical physiological responses of trees and forest management.

Cloud Dynamics

Cloud Dynamics
Author: Robert A. Houze, Jr.
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 0080921469
ISBN 13: 9780080921464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud Dynamics Book Review:

As models of the Earth/atmosphere system and observations become ever more sophisticated, and concerns about climate change and societal impacts of extreme weather and its forecasting grow, understanding the role of clouds in the atmosphere is increasingly vital. Cloud Dynamics, Second Edition provides the essential information needed to understand how clouds affect climate and weather. This comprehensive book examines the underlying physics and dynamics of every specific type of cloud that occurs in the Earth's atmosphere, showing how clouds differ dynamically depending on whether they occur over oceans or mountains, or as parts of atmospheric storms, such as thunderstorms, tropical cyclones, or warm and cold fronts. Covering both the microphysical and macrophysical aspects of clouds, the book treats all of the physical scales involved in cloud processes, from the microscale of the individual drops and ice particles up to scales of storms in which the clouds occur. As observational technology advances with increasingly sophisticated remote sensing capabilities, detailed understanding of how the dynamics and physics of clouds affect the quantities being measured is of paramount importance. This book underpins the work necessary for proper interpretation of these observations, now and in the future. Provides the holistic understanding of clouds needed to pursue research on topics vital to life on Earth Provides in-depth understanding of all types of clouds over all regions of Earth, from the poles to the equator Includes detailed physical and dynamical insight into the entire spectrum of clouds populating Earth's atmosphere

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources Water and Air Vol II

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources   Water and Air   Vol II
Author: Yeqiao Wang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2014-07-23
ISBN 10: 1000031683
ISBN 13: 9781000031683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources Water and Air Vol II Book Review:

With unprecedented attention on global change, the current debate revolves around the availability and sustainability of natural resources and how to achieve equilibrium between what society demands from natural environments and what the natural resource base can provide. A full understanding of the range of issues, from the consequences of the changing resource bases to the degradation of ecological integrity and the sustainability of life, is crucial to the process of developing solutions to this complex challenge. Authored by world-class scientists and scholars, The Encyclopedia of Natural Resources provides an authoritative reference on a broad spectrum of topics such as the forcing factors and habitats of life; their histories, current status, and future trends; and their societal connections, economic values, and management. The content presents state-of-the-art science and technology development and perspectives of resource management. Written and designed with a broad audience in mind, the entries clearly elucidate the issues for readers at all levels. In Volume II, Water includes 59 entries and Air includes 31 entries. The Water entries cover topical areas such as fresh water, groundwater, water quality and watersheds, ice and snow, coastal environments, and marine resources and economics. The Air entries cover air pollutants, atmospheric oscillation, circulation patterns and atmospheric water storage, as well as agroclimatology, climate change, and extreme events. Additional topics in meteorology include acid rain, drought, ozone depletion, water storage, and more. Natural resources represent such a broad scope of complex and challenging topics that a reference book must cover a vast number of subjects in order to be titled an encyclopedia. The Encyclopedia of Natural Resources does just that. The topics covered help readers face current and future issues in the maintenance of clean air and water as well as the preservation of land resources and native biodiversity. Also Available Online This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for researchers, students, and librarians, including: Citation tracking and alerts Active reference linking Saved searches and marked lists HTML and PDF format options Contact Taylor and Francis for more information or to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367; (E-mail) [email protected] International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062; (E-mail) [email protected]

GEOPHYSICS AND GEOCHEMISTRY Volume I

GEOPHYSICS AND GEOCHEMISTRY     Volume I
Author: Jan Lastovicka
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2009-11-28
ISBN 10: 1848262450
ISBN 13: 9781848262454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GEOPHYSICS AND GEOCHEMISTRY Volume I Book Review:

Geophysics and Geochemistry is a component of Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Geophysics and Geochemistry are two closely intertwined and collaborating branches of Earth’s sciences. The content of the Theme on Geophysics and Geochemistry is organized with state-of-the-art presentations covering eight main topics: Foundations of Geophysics and Geochemistry; Geophysical Systems; Seismology and Volcanology; Geomagnetism and Geoelectricity; Aeronomy and Magnetosphere; Gravimetry; Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry; Planetology – Comparative Planetology of Earth-like Planets and Astrobiology which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. These three volumes are aimed at the following a wide spectrum of audiences from the merely curious to those seeking in-depth knowledge: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Ocean Mixing

Ocean Mixing
Author: Michael Meredith,Alberto Naveira Garabato
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-09-24
ISBN 10: 0128215135
ISBN 13: 9780128215135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Mixing Book Review:

Ocean Mixing: Drivers, Mechanisms and Impacts presents a broad panorama of one of the most rapidly-developing areas of marine science. It highlights the state-of-the-art concerning knowledge of the causes of ocean mixing, and a perspective on the implications for ocean circulation, climate, biogeochemistry and the marine ecosystem. This edited volume places a particular emphasis on elucidating the key future questions relating to ocean mixing, and emerging ideas and activities to address them, including innovative technology developments and advances in methodology. Ocean Mixing is a key reference for those entering the field, and for those seeking a comprehensive overview of how the key current issues are being addressed and what the priorities for future research are. Each chapter is written by established leaders in ocean mixing research; the volume is thus suitable for those seeking specific detailed information on sub-topics, as well as those seeking a broad synopsis of current understanding. It provides useful ammunition for those pursuing funding for specific future research campaigns, by being an authoritative source concerning key scientific goals in the short, medium and long term. Additionally, the chapters contain bespoke and informative graphics that can be used in teaching and science communication to convey the complex concepts and phenomena in easily accessible ways. • Presents a coherent overview of the state-of-the-art research concerning ocean mixing • Provides an in-depth discussion of how ocean mixing impacts all scales of the planetary system • Includes elucidation of the grand challenges in ocean mixing, and how they might be addressed