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Climate Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling

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  • Author: Gordon Bonan, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
  • Date Published: April 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107619074

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  • Climate models have evolved into Earth system models with representation of the physics, chemistry, and biology of terrestrial ecosystems. This companion book to Gordon Bonan's Ecological Climatology: Concepts and Applications, Third Edition, builds on the concepts introduced there, and provides the mathematical foundation upon which to develop and understand ecosystem models and their relevance for these Earth system models. The book bridges the disciplinary gap among land surface models developed by atmospheric scientists; biogeochemical models, dynamic global vegetation models, and ecosystem demography models developed by ecologists; and ecohydrology models developed by hydrologists. Review questions, supplemental code, and modeling projects are provided, to aid with understanding how the equations are used. The book is an invaluable guide to climate change and terrestrial ecosystem modeling for graduate students and researchers in climate change, climatology, ecology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, meteorology, environmental science, mathematical modeling, and environmental biophysics.

    • Discusses the numerical implementation and solution to equations, allowing readers to understand how the equations are actually used in a model
    • Online resources include example model code, providing readers with practical examples
    • Includes many review questions, allowing readers to monitor their understanding
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    • Date Published: April 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107619074
    • length: 456 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 204 x 20 mm
    • weight: 1.11kg
    • contains: 216 b/w illus. 52 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of symbols
    1. Terrestrial biosphere models
    2. Quantitative description of ecosystems
    3. Fundamentals of energy and mass transfer
    4. Mathematical formulation of biological flux rates
    5. Soil temperature
    6. Turbulent fluxes and scalar profiles in the surface layer
    7. Surface energy fluxes
    8. Soil moisture
    9. Hydrologic scaling and spatial heterogeneity
    10. Leaf temperature and energy fluxes
    11. Leaf photosynthesis
    12. Stomatal conductance
    13. Plant hydraulics
    14. Radiative transfer
    15. Plant canopies
    16. Scalar canopy profiles
    17. Biogeochemical models
    18. Soil biogeochemistry
    19. Vegetation demography
    20. Canopy chemistry
    Appendix
    References
    Index.

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    Gordon Bonan, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado
    Gordon Bonan is senior scientist and head of the Terrestrial Sciences Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. He studies the interactions of terrestrial ecosystems with climate, using models of Earth's biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere. He is the author of Ecological Climatology: Concepts and Applications (3rd edition, Cambridge, 2015) and has published 150 peer-reviewed articles in atmospheric science, geoscience, and ecological journals on terrestrial ecosystems, climate, and their coupling. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society and has served on advisory boards for numerous national and international organizations and as an editor for several journals.

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