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Climate models have evolved into Earth system models with representation of the physics, chemistry, and biology of terrestrial ecosystems. This companion book to Gordon Bonan's Ecological Climatology: Concepts and Applications, Third Edition, builds on the concepts introduced there, and provides the mathematical foundation upon which to develop and understand ecosystem models and their relevance for these Earth system models. The book bridges the disciplinary gap among land surface models developed by atmospheric scientists; biogeochemical models, dynamic global vegetation models, and ecosystem demography models developed by ecologists; and ecohydrology models developed by hydrologists. Review questions, supplemental code, and modeling projects are provided, to aid with understanding how the equations are used. The book is an invaluable guide to climate change and terrestrial ecosystem modeling for graduate students and researchers in climate change, climatology, ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, meteorology, environmental science, mathematical modeling, and environmental biophysics.Read more
- Discusses the numerical implementation and solution to equations, allowing readers to understand how the equations are actually used in a model
- Online resources include example model code, providing readers with practical examples
- Includes many review questions, allowing readers to monitor their understanding
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- Date Published: April 2019
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107619074
- length: 456 pages
- dimensions: 254 x 204 x 20 mm
- weight: 1.11kg
- contains: 216 b/w illus. 52 tables
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
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1. Terrestrial biosphere models
2. Quantitative description of ecosystems
3. Fundamentals of energy and mass transfer
4. Mathematical formulation of biological flux rates
5. Soil temperature
6. Turbulent fluxes and scalar profiles in the surface layer
7. Surface energy fluxes
8. Soil moisture
9. Hydrologic scaling and spatial heterogeneity
10. Leaf temperature and energy fluxes
11. Leaf photosynthesis
12. Stomatal conductance
13. Plant hydraulics
14. Radiative transfer
15. Plant canopies
16. Scalar canopy profiles
17. Biogeochemical models
18. Soil biogeochemistry
19. Vegetation demography
20. Canopy chemistry
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