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Coupled Dynamics in Soil

Experimental and Numerical Studies of Energy, Momentum and Mass Transfer

  • Yijian Zeng

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

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Introduction

In arid and semi-arid areas, the main contributions to land surface processes are precipitation, surface evaporation and surface energy balancing. In the close-to-surface layer and root-zone layer, vapor flux is the dominant flux controlling these processes - process which, in turn, influence the local climate pattern and the local ecosystem. The work reported in this thesis attempts to understand how the soil airflow affects the vapor transport during evaporation processes, by using a two-phase heat and mass transfer model. The necessity of including the airflow mechanism in land surface process studies is discussed and highlighted.

Keywords

Advective Effect on Evaporation Airflow Mechanism Land-Atmosphere Interaction Soil Physics Two-Phase Flow Vapour Flux in Soil

Authors and affiliations

  • Yijian Zeng
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TwenteTwenteNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34073-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34072-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34073-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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