© 1979

Environmental Instrumentation


Part of the Springer Advanced Texts in Life Sciences book series (SATLIFE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Leo J. Fritschen, Lloyd W. Gay
    Pages 1-15
  3. Leo J. Fritschen, Lloyd W. Gay
    Pages 16-35
  4. Leo J. Fritschen, Lloyd W. Gay
    Pages 36-85
  5. Leo J. Fritschen, Lloyd W. Gay
    Pages 86-92
  6. Leo J. Fritschen, Lloyd W. Gay
    Pages 93-118
  7. Leo J. Fritschen, Lloyd W. Gay
    Pages 119-163
  8. Leo J. Fritschen, Lloyd W. Gay
    Pages 164-185
  9. Leo J. Fritschen, Lloyd W. Gay
    Pages 186-194
  10. Leo J. Fritschen, Lloyd W. Gay
    Pages 195-209
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 211-216

About this book


The rapid increase in environmental measurements during the past few decades is associated with (1) increasing awareness of the complex relations linking biological responses to atmospheric variables, (2) development of improved data acquisition and handling equipment, (3) the application of modeling to environmental problems, and (4) the implementation of large, cooperative studies of international scope. The consequences of man's possible alteration of the environment have increased our interest in the complex nature of biological responses to meteorological variables. This has generated activity in both measurements and in the application of modeling techniques. The virtual explosion of modeling activity is also associated with the development oflarge computers. The testing of these models has demonstrated the need for more, different, and better environmental data. In addition, technological developments, such as integrated circuits, have reduced the cost, power consumption, and complexity of data acquisition systems, thus promoting more environmental measurements. The emergence of scientific cooperation on a global scale has increased measurement activities markedly. The International Geophysical Year (1958) has been followed by the International Hydrologic Decade, the Inter­ national Biological Program, the Global Atmospheric Research Program, and a host of environmental studies of a regional nature that have all emphasized field data collection.


Barometer Meteorologisches Instrument Scale Wind direction Wind speed biological complexity energy environment mercury moisture radiation soil temperature wind

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.College of Forest ResourcesUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.School of Renewable Natural ResourcesUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Environmental Instrumentation
  • Authors Leo J. Fritschen
    Lloyd W. Gay
  • Series Title Springer Advanced Texts in Life Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-90411-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-6207-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-6205-3
  • Series ISSN 0172-6226
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 216
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ecology
    Atmospheric Sciences
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