New PDF release: An Introduction to Environmental Biophysics

By Gaylon S. Campbell

ISBN-10: 0387902287

ISBN-13: 9780387902289

ISBN-10: 1468499173

ISBN-13: 9781468499179

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3 Gifford, F. A. (1968) An outline of theories of diffusion in the lower layers of the atmosphere. Meteorology and Atomic Energy (D. H. ). USAEC Division of Technical Information Extension, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 4 Hicks, B. B. (1971) The measurement of atmospheric fluxes near the surface: a generalized approach. J. Appl. Meteor. 9:386-388. 5 Lowry, W. P. (1969) Weather and Life. New York: Academic Press. 6 Lumley, J. L. and H. A. Panofsky (1964) The Structure of Atmospheric Turbulence. New York: Wiley.

8 kJ of heat per gram of water would be liberated through condensation and freezing. The addition of the latent heat of condensation to air, once the air is cooled to the dew point temperature, can sometimes prevent air temperature from dropping much below the dew point temperature. Orchard frost warnings are often based on this principle. To find either the rate of latent heat loss or the rate of water loss it is necessary to be able to calculate water vapor flux. 1) where E is the water vapor flux density (g m- 2 S-I), rv is the resistance to vapor diffusion (s/m) and Pv is the vapor density (g/m3 ).

Vapor pressure is in kilopascals when Pv is in glm3 and T is in Kelvins. 2]), but with modem scientific pocket calculators it is sometimes more convenient to use an equation. 02808 In T). T Other, more accurate equations are given by Riegel, et al. 3]. Conditions of Partial Saturation In nature air is seldom saturated, so we need some means of expressing partial saturation. 2) Relative humidity is sometimes multiplied by 100 to express it as a percent rather than a fraction. 2. 4). The dew point temperature is the temperature at which air, when cooled without changing its water content, just saturates.

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