eddy correlation


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eddy correlation

[′ed·ē ′kä·rə‚lā·shən]
(meteorology)
A method of studying the effects of sea surface on the air above it by measuring simultaneous fluctuations of the horizontal and vertical components of the airflow from the mean.
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Eddy correlation measurements of methane flux in a northern peatland ecosystem.
The result is a book which contains an excellent coverage of a number of the most difficult areas, including measurement of free radicals, fast response measurements, as required for flux measurement by the eddy correlation method, and detailed measurements of aerosol chemical and physical properties, including acidity.