Principles of Environmental Physics, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123869935
  • ISBN-13: 9780123869937
  • DDC: 571.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 422 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Fourth Edition.
Preface to the Third Edition.
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.
9: Momentum Transfer.
10: Heat Transfer.
11: Mass Transfer.
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.
Solutions to Selected Problems.