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Principles of Environmental Physics 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.
Principles of Environmental Physics 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.
Preface to 4th Edition
Preface to 3rd Edition
Chapter 1: The Scope of Environmental Physics
Chapter 2: Properties of Gases and Liquids
Chapter 3: Transport of Heat, Mass, and Momentum
Chapter 4: Transport of Radiant Energy
Chapter 5: Radiation Environment
Chapter 6: Microclimatology of Radiation (i) Radiative Properties of Natural Materials
Chapter 7: Microclimatology of Radiation (ii) Radiation Interception by Solid Structures
Chapter 8: Microclimatology of radiation (iii) Interception by Plant Canopies and Animal Coats
Chapter 9: Momentum Transfer
Chapter 10: Heat Transfer
Chapter 11: Mass Transfer (i) Gases and Water Vapor
Chapter 12: Mass Transfer (ii) Particles
Chapter 13: Steady State Heat Balance (i) Water Surfaces, Soil and Vegetation
Chapter 14: Steady State Heat Balance (ii) Animals
Chapter 15: Transient Heat Balance
Chapter 16: Micrometeorology (i) Turbulent Transfer, Profiles and Fluxes
Chapter 17: Micrometeorology (ii) Interpretation of Flux Measurements
Solutions to Selected Problems
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