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Introduction to Atmospheric Measurements

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Foken, Thomas ; Beyrich, Frank ; Wulfmeyer, Volker:
Introduction to Atmospheric Measurements.
In: Foken, Thomas (ed.): Springer Handbook of Atmospheric Measurements. - Cham, Switzerland : Springer , 2021 . - pp. 3-30 . - (Springer Handbooks )
ISBN 978-3-030-52170-7
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52171-4_1

Official URL: Volltext

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Measurements in the atmosphere differ from measurements in other media because of the thermodynamic and radiative properties of air (e. g., low density, low heat capacity, and transparency to a large part of the electromagnetic spectrum) and the fact that the air is almost always in (often turbulent) motion. The vertical and horizontal distributions of meteorological elements and the spatial and temporal scales of processes strongly influence the selection of appropriate measurement methods and devices. This chapter gives a brief overview of the different ways of classifying atmospheric measurements, the relevant states and processes that influence measurements in the atmosphere, and basic measurement techniques (including some fundamental aspects of the performance and interpretation of these techniques). It focuses in particular on the so-called atmospheric boundary layer, since most measurements are performed in this region and most human activities take place there.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Atmospheric measurements; Meteorological elements; Structure of the atmosphere; Atmospheric boundary layer; Surface layer; Scales; Footprint; Internal boundary layer; In-situ techniques; Remote sensing techniques
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Former Professors > Professor Micrometeorology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Foken
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
500 Science > 500 Natural sciences
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2021 07:50
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2021 07:50
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/67775