Conceptual Boundary Layer Meteorology

Conceptual Boundary Layer Meteorology

The Air Near Here

1st Edition - September 2, 2022

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  • Editor: April Hiscox
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128170922

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Conceptual Boundary Layer Meteorology: The Air Near Here explains essential boundary layer concepts in a way that is accessible to a wide number of people studying and working in the environmental sciences. It begins with chapters designed to present the language of the boundary layer and the key concepts of mass, momentum exchanges, and the role of turbulence. The book then moves to focusing on specific environments, uses, and problems facing science with respect to the boundary layer.

Key Features

  • Uses authentic examples to give readers the ability to utilize real world data
  • Covers boundary layer meteorology without requiring knowledge of advanced mathematics
  • Provides a set of tools that can be used by the reader to better understand land-air interactions
  • Provides specific applications for a wide spectrum of environmental systems


Advanced undergraduates, graduate students or practitioners in environmental science, ecology, environmental management, air pollution, and environmental compliance who need an understanding of the physics of air flows without possessing a background in Calculus IV or Differential Equations

Table of Contents

  • 1. What is the Boundary Layer
    2. Flux
    3. Convective Boundary Layers
    4. Nocturnal Boundary Layer
    5. Spatial Patterns and Scales
    6. Measurement Techniques
    7. Hydrology and the Boundary Layer
    8. The Carbon Cycle and the Boundary Layer
    9. Vegetative Environments
    10. Flow in Complex Environments
    11. Urban Boundary Layer
    12. Transport and Tracking
    13. Energy
    14. Climate Change

Product details

  • No. of pages: 550
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: September 2, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128170922

About the Editor

April Hiscox

April Hiscox is an associate professor of geography at the University of South Carolina. She has been working in boundary layer meteorology, remote sensing and air pollution for 15 years. Her research specialization is in stable boundary layers, with a particular focus on forest and agricultural applications. Her work is at the forefront of new measurement techniques, particularly in the realm of deriving quantitative information from lidar measurements. She has been teaching micrometeorology courses for 8 years at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Geography, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA

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