Measurement Technique

  • Thomas Foken


Because meteorological measurements are primarily taken in the near-surface layer, they are carried out in the micrometeorological scale. While some textbooks about meteorological measurements are available, it can be challenging to find detailed information about micrometeorological measurement and data processing techniques. For this reason, a special chapter is dedicated to micrometeorological measurements. Unlike other books with extensive descriptions of meteorological instrumentation, only general principles of the micrometeorological measurement techniques are described. Of special importance are techniques for the optimal adaptation of the sensors to the surrounding environment—the turbulent atmosphere. The quality assurance of observations is another focal point.


Wind Velocity Longwave Radiation Sonic Anemometer Soil Heat Flux Turbulence Measurement 
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  1. 1.Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research (BayCEER)University of BayreuthBayreuthGermany
  2. 2.BischbergGermany

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