Traditionally, soil science, atmospheric science, hydrology, plant science and agriculture have been studied largely as separate subjects. These systems are clearly interlinked, however, and in recent years a great deal of interdisciplinary research has been undertaken to better understand the interactions. Transport in the Atmosphere-Vegetation-Soil Continuum was developed from a course that the authors have been teaching for many years on atmosphere-vegetation-soil interactions at one of the leading international research institutes in environmental science and agriculture. Transport in the Atmosphere-Vegetation-Soil Continuum describes the atmosphere-vegetation-soil continuum from the perspective of several interrelated disciplines, integrated into one textbook. The text is interspersed with many student exercises and problems, with solutions included. It will be ideal for intermediate to advanced students in meteorology, hydrology, soil science, environmental sciences and biology who are studying the atmosphere-vegetation-soil continuum, as well as researchers and professionals interested in the observation and modelling of atmosphere-vegetation-soil interactions.
1. The atmosphere-vegetation-soil system
2. Available energy: net radiation and soil heat flux
3. Turbulent transport in the atmospheric surface layer
4. Soil water flow
5. Solute transport in soil
6. Vegetation: transport processes inside and outside of plants
7. Combination methods for turbulent fluxes
8. Integrated applications
9. Integrated models in hydrology and meteorology
Arnold F. Moene is an Assistant Professor in the Meteorology and Air Quality Group of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. The overarching theme of his research is atmospheric turbulence in relation to the Earth's surface. Dr Moene teaches a number of undergraduate and graduate courses related to atmosphere-vegetation-soil interactions (theory and observations) and fluid mechanics. He plays an active role in the organization and development of education in the BSc and MSc programmes on Soil, Water and Atmosphere at Wageningen University. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Boundary-Layer Meteorology, and has authored or co-authored more than 35 peer-reviewed international scientific publications.
Jos C. van Dam is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences of Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He is responsible for research and education in the transport of water, solutes, heat and gases in topsoils at the undergraduate and graduate level. A main focus of his work is physical transport processes and their interaction with vegetation development and micro-meteorology. Dr van Dam is one of the main developers of the widely-used ecohydrological model SWAP (Soil Water Atmosphere Plant). He is author or co-author of more than 60 peer-reviewed international scientific publications.