The Forest-Atmosphere Interaction

Proceedings of the Forest Environmental Measurements Conference held at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, October 23–28, 1983

  • Editors
  • B. A. Hutchison
  • B. B. Hicks

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. The Characterization of Forest Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lloyd W. Swift Jr., Harvey L. Ragsdale
      Pages 25-37
    3. J. R. Simpson, M. O. Smith, R. D. Stevenson, L. J. Fritschen
      Pages 117-132
    4. James R. Simpson, Leo J. Fritschen, Keith E. Saxton
      Pages 197-210
    5. B. A. Monteny, J. M. Barbier, C. M. Bernos
      Pages 211-233
    6. Jonathan J. Rhodes, Clarence M. Skau, John C. Brown
      Pages 255-270
    7. Kenneth R. Chisholm, William C. Carlson
      Pages 349-359
  3. Wind, Turbulence, and Turbulence Exchange above and within Forest Canopies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. O. T. Denmead, E. F. Bradley
      Pages 421-442
    3. J. J. Finnigan
      Pages 443-480
    4. W. S. Lewellen
      Pages 481-499
    5. P. G. Jarvis, H. S. Miranda, R. I. Muetzelfeldt
      Pages 521-542
    6. J. M. Crowther, N. J. Hutchings
      Pages 543-561
    7. Leo J. Fritschen, Lloyd Gay, James Simpson
      Pages 583-590
    8. R. L. Desjardins, J. L. MacPherson, P. Alvo, P. H. Schuepp
      Pages 645-658
    9. Roger Shaw, Tom Denmead, Steve Lewellen, Bruce Hicks
      Pages 659-664
  4. Back Matter
    Pages i-xix

About this book


The effects of meteorological phenomena upon forest produc­ tivity and forestry operations have been of concern for many years. With the evolution of system-level studies of forest eco­ system structure and function in the International Biological Program and elsewhere, more fundamental interactions between forest ecosystems and the atmosphere received scientific atten­ tion but the emphasis on meteorological and climatological effects on forest processes remained. More recently, as recogni­ tion has developed of potential and actual problems associated with the atmospheric transport, dispersion, and deposition of airborne pollutants, the effects of forest canopies upon boundary-layer meteorological phenomena has come under scientific scrutiny. Looking to the future, with rising atmospheric con­ centrations of C02 and increasing competition for the finite fresh-water resources of the earth, interest in the role of forests in global C02 and water balances can also be expected to intensify. Thus, the nature of forest canopy-atmosphere interac­ tions, that is to say, the meteorological phenomena occurring in and above forest canopies, are of importance to a wide variety of scientific and social-issues. Demands for forest meteorological information currently exceed levels of knowledge and given the economic constraints of science in general and environmental sciences in particular, chances for major improvements in scien­ tific support in the near future are slim. Unfortunately, studies of environmental phenomena in and above forests are costly and logistically difficult. Trees, the ecological dominants of forest ecosystems, are the largest of all terrestrial organisms.


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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8843-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5305-5
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