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xxi, 487 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Preface-- List of symbols-- 1. The general nature of biosphere-atmosphere fluxes-- 2. Thermodynamics, work and energy-- 3. Chemical reactions, enzyme catalysts and stable isotopes-- 4. Control over metabolic fluxes-- 5. Modeling the metabolic CO2 flux-- 6. Diffusion and continuity-- 7. Boundary layer and stomatal control over leaf fluxes-- 8. Leaf structure and function-- 9. Water transport within the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum-- 10. Leaf and canopy energy budgets-- 11. Canopy structure and radiative transfer-- 12. Vertical structure and mixing of the atmosphere-- 13. Wind and turbulence-- 14. Observations of turbulent fluxes-- 15. Modeling of fluxes at the canopy and landscape scales-- 16. Soil fluxes of CO2, CH4 and NOx-- 17. Fluxes of biogenic volatile compounds between plants and the atmosphere-- 18. Stable isotope variants as tracers for studying biosphere-atmosphere exchange-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107040656 20160614
Fluxes of trace gases, water and energy - the 'breathing of the biosphere' - are controlled by a large number of interacting physical, chemical, biological and ecological processes. In this interdisciplinary book, the authors provide the tools to understand and quantitatively analyse fluxes of energy, organic compounds such as terpenes, and trace gases including carbon dioxide, water vapour and methane. It first introduces the fundamental principles affecting the supply and demand for trace gas exchange at the leaf and soil scales: thermodynamics, diffusion, turbulence and physiology. It then builds on these principles to model the exchange of water, carbon dioxide, terpenes and stable isotopes at the ecosystem scale. Detailed mathematical derivations of commonly used relations in biosphere-atmosphere interactions are provided for reference in appendices. An accessible introduction for graduate students and a key resource for researchers in related fields, such as atmospheric science, hydrology, meteorology, climate science, biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107040656 20160614
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