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Atmospheric Boundary Layer
Integrating Air Chemistry and Land Interactions

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  • Date Published: June 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107090941

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  • Based on more than 20 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.

    • The first textbook to summarise the state of the art in this interdisciplinary area
    • CLASS software attached to the book is very useful for learning the essential theoretical concepts
    • Many student exercises are provided in the book, integrated as appropriate with the online CLASS software; a solutions manual is also provided online
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    'While providing an introduction to the atmospheric boundary layer and the interactions and feedbacks within the land-atmosphere system, Dr. Vila-Guerau de Arellano and colleagues have created a valuable teaching and learning tool. The CLASS software guides and inspires active learning, and is straightforward to acquire and use. I recommend this textbook and software for undergraduate and graduate students, and as a reference for researchers in fields ranging from plant physiology to atmospheric science.' Natalie Schultz, Journal of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

    'The book is ideal for undergraduates and graduates majoring in atmospheric science and a perfect text for courses dealing with the physics, chemistry, and ecology of land-atmosphere interactions. The CLASS model and the supplementary videos available from the website … make the book an appealing companion for a short intensive course or a workshop on the topic. … many aspects of the book will be appreciated by meteorologists, hydrologists, ecologists, air pollution and climate scientists involved in courses dealing with the intersection between all these fields.' Gabriel G. Katul and Jose D. Fuentes, Boundary-Layer Meteorology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107090941
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 261 x 183 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 89 b/w illus. 60 colour illus. 43 tables 150 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    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: stratocumulus
    15. The scatter cloud-topped boundary layer: shallow cumulus
    Part V. User's Guide: CLASS Modules and Variables:
    16. CLASS modules

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    Atmospheric Boundary Layer

    Jordi Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, Chiel C. van Heerwaarden, Bart J. H. van Stratum, Kees van den Dries

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  • Authors

    Jordi Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, Wageningen Universiteit, The Netherlands
    Jordi Vilà-Guerau de Arellano is a member of the Meteorology and Air Quality Section at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He has over twenty years of research and teaching experience in the fields of atmospheric modeling and the atmospheric boundary layer. He has written more than eighty papers, placing special emphasis on cross-disciplinary activities in land and atmospheric science.

    Chiel C. van Heerwaarden, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg
    Chiel C. van Heerwaarden is a member of the Meteorology and Air Quality Section at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He has made fundamental contributions to integrating our understanding of land and atmospheric processes, with special emphasis on the development of conceptual and numerical models.

    Bart J. H. van Stratum, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg
    Bart J. H. van Startum is a member of the Meteorology and Air Quality Section at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He is currently researching several aspects of shallow convection.

    Kees van den Dries, Wageningen Universiteit, The Netherlands
    Kees van den Dries is a member of the Meteorology and Air Quality Section at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He is a specialist in atmospheric chemistry.

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