Principles of Environmental Physics

Principles of Environmental Physics : Plants, Animals, and the Atmosphere

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Principles of Environmental Physics: Plants, Animals, and the Atmosphere, 4e, provides a basis for understanding the complex physical interactions of plants and animals with their natural environment. It is the essential reference to provide environmental and ecological scientists and researchers with the physical principles, analytic tools, and data analysis methods they need to solve problems. This book describes the principles by which radiative energy reaches the earth's surface and reviews the latest knowledge concerning the surface radiation budget. The processes of radiation, convection, conduction, evaporation, and carbon dioxide exchange are analyzed. Many applications of environmental physics principles are reviewed, including the roles of surface albedo and atmospheric aerosols in modifying microclimate and climate, remote sensing of vegetation properties, wind forces on trees and crops, dispersion of pathogens and aerosols, controls of evaporation from vegetation and soil (including implications of changing weather and climate), and interpretation of micrometeorological measurements of carbon dioxide and other trace gas fluxes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 422 pages
  • 150 x 232 x 22mm | 799.99g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123869102
  • 9780123869104
  • 815,510

Table of contents

1. The Scope of Environmental Physics 2. Properties of Gases and Liquids 3. Transport of Heat, Mass, and Momentum 4. Transport of Radiant Energy 5. Radiation Environment 6. Microclimatology of Radiation (i) Radiative Properties of Natural Materials 7. Microclimatology of Radiation (ii) Radiation Interception by Solid Structures 8. Microclimatology of radiation (iii) Interception by Plant Canopies and Animal Coats 9. Momentum Transfer 10. Heat Transfer 11. Mass Transfer (i) Gases and Water Vapor 12. Mass Transfer (ii) Particles 13. Steady State Heat Balance (i) Water Surfaces, Soil and Vegetation 14. Steady State Heat Balance (ii) Animals 15. Transient Heat Balance 16. Micrometeorology (i) Turbulent Transfer, Profiles and Fluxes 17. Micrometeorology (ii) Interpretation of Flux Measurements
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"This compact overview of environmental physics.serves as an excellent introduction to the subject. Its pioneering approach to the application of physics to the study and analysis of biological processes is still unsurpassed...The range of subjects covered is wide.and the new edition reorganizes and updates core material and improves on presentation...Rigorous but accessible, this is a wonderful text, and contains an extensive bibliography and a list of references."-- ProtoView.com, January 2014
"This compact overview of environmental physics.serves as an excellent introduction to the subject. Its pioneering approach to the application of physics to the study and analysis of biological processes is still unsurpassed...The range of subjects covered is wide.and the new edition reorganizes and updates core material and improves on presentation...Rigorous but accessible, this is a wonderful text, and contains an extensive bibliography and a list of references."-- ProtoView.com, January 2014
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"This compact overview of environmental physics...serves as an excellent introduction to the subject. Its pioneering approach to the application of physics to the study and analysis of biological processes is still unsurpassed...The range of subjects covered is wide...and the new edition reorganizes and updates core material and improves on presentation...Rigorous but accessible, this is a wonderful text, and contains an extensive bibliography and a list of references."--ProtoView.com, January 2014
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