Fundamentals of Boundary-Layer Meteorology

  • Xuhui Lee

Part of the Springer Atmospheric Sciences book series (SPRINGERATMO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  3. Xuhui Lee
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  4. Xuhui Lee
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  5. Xuhui Lee
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  6. Xuhui Lee
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 243-256

About this book


This textbook introduces a set of fundamental equations that govern the conservation of mass (dry air, water vapor, trace gas), momentum and energy in the lower atmosphere. Simplifications of each of these equations are made in the context of boundary-layer processes. Extended from these equations the author then discusses a key set of issues, including (1) turbulence generation and destruction, (2) force balances in various portions of the lower atmosphere, (3) canopy flow, (4) tracer diffusion and footprint theory, (5) principles of flux measurement and interpretation, (6) models for land evaporation, (7) models for surface temperature response to land use change, and (8) boundary layer budget calculations for heat, water vapor and carbon dioxide. Problem sets are supplied at the end of each chapter to reinforce the concepts and theory presented in the main text. This volume offers the accumulation of insights gained by the author during his academic career as a researcher and teacher in the field of boundary-layer meteorology.


Biophysical Processes Boundary Layer Meteorology Ecosystem Metabolism Energy Transport and Turbulence Micrometeorology

Authors and affiliations

  • Xuhui Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Forestry and Environmental StudiesYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60851-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60853-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-5217
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-5225
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