Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 162, Issue 3, pp 547–548 | Cite as

“Transport in the Atmosphere-Vegetation-Soil Continuum” by A. Moene and J. C. van Dam

  • J. Cuxart
Book Review

Multidisciplinary problems usually are very difficult challenges. This is the case when the exchange of matter and energy between the surface and the atmosphere is considered, since it involves an ensemble of processes all determining the evolution of the climate system. The involvement of a number of scientific disciplines, with different methodologies and backgrounds, makes communication between interested scientists difficult and the progress of understanding may be slower than needed.

Atmospheric boundary-layer scientists are familiar with similar complex problems. Usually their background is in atmospheric physics and they are concerned with the study of a complex turbulent flow. Since this flow is in contact with the surface, it is very much determined by the characteristics of the soil, the vegetation, or man-made materials. Therefore, interacting with soil physicists, hydrologists and plant physiologists is essential for improving our understanding and developing applications...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of the Balearic IslandsPalma de MallorcaSpain

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