micrometeorology


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micrometeorology

[¦mī·krō‚mē·dē·ə′räl·ə·jē]
(meteorology)
That portion of the science of meteorology that deals with the observation and explanation of the smallest-scale physical and dynamic occurrences within the atmosphere; studies are confined to the surface boundary layer of the atmosphere, that is, from the earth's surface to an altitude where the effects of the immediate underlying surface upon air motion and composition become negligible.
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2]O emissions under grazing conditions using both gas chambers and micrometeorology, and modelled the results using the processbased NZ-DNDC model.
The period of 20 days was chosen to align with a concurrent micrometeorology study (described in M.
It deals with his contributions in general applied mathematics, in soil water movement, in liquid flow in swelling systems, in coupled heat and mass transfer, and in micrometeorology and physical ecology.
While best known to soil scientists for his research in hydrology, John Philip made benchmark contributions in micrometeorology, in plant water relations, and in physical aspects of ecology.
Micrometeorology refers to the branch of meteorology that is concerned with atmospheric phenomena and processes at the lower end of the spectrum of atmospheric scales, i.
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Other areas of his research included micrometeorology, techniques of climate modeling, atmospheric ozone, and El Nino phenomena and their effects on precipitation in the Southwest.
Investigations of problems such as wildland fire--atmosphere interaction, ecosystem and urban micrometeorology, marine-layer fog transport processes, and wind energy assessment require information on atmosphere structure and processes in the surface layer and profiles of meteorological parameters in the lowest 2,000 m of the atmosphere.
It was clear, since then, that micrometeorology in urban areas is very different than in rural areas.
Micrometeorology is the study of small-scale phenomena such as atmospheric turbulence with space scales smaller than about 3 km and with time scales shorter than about 1 h, which are classified as microscale.