Energy and matter fluxes of a spruce forest ecosystem / Thomas Foken, editor; foreword, Dennis Baldocchi, coordinator of FLUXNET.

Cham, Switzerland : Springer Nature, [2017]
xv, 532 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.


Writer of foreword
Summary note
"This book focuses on fluxes of energy, carbon dioxide and matter in and above a Central European spruce forest. The transition from a forest affected by acid rain into a heterogeneous forest occurred as a result of wind throw, bark beetles and climate change. Scientific results obtained over the last 20 years at the FLUXNET site DE-Bay (Waldstein-Weidenbrunnen) are shown together with methods developed at the site, including the application of footprint models for data-quality analysis, the coupling between the trunk space and the atmosphere, the importance of the Damköhler number for trace gas studies, and the turbulent conditions at a forest edge. In addition to the many experimental studies, the book also applies model studies such as higher-order closure models, Large-Eddy Simulations, and runoff models for the catchment and compares them with the experimental data. Moreover, by highlighting processes in the atmosphere it offers insights into the functioning of the ecosystem as a whole. It is of interest to ecologists, micrometeorologists and ecosystem modelers."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • History of the Waldstein-Weidenbrunnen FLUXNET site and scientific aims of the research / Thomas Foken, John Tenhunen
  • Description of the measuring site / Thomas Foken [and 5 others]
  • Climate and trace gas concentrations / Johannes Lüers [and 3 others]
  • Long-term carbon and water vapour fluxes / Woldgang Babel [and 7 others]
  • Sap flow measurements / Barbara Köstner, Eva Fagle, Martina Alsheimer
  • Coherent structures and flux coupling / Christoph K. Thomas [and 4 others]
  • Dynamics of water flow in a forest soil: visualization and modelling / Christina Bogner [and 4 others]
  • Trace gas exchange at the forest floor / Matthias Sörgel [and 6 others]
  • Reactive trace gas and aerosol fluxes / Andreas Held [and 6 others]
  • Isotope fluxes / Bodo Wichura [and 3 others]
  • Influence of low-level jets and gravity waves on turbulent fluxes / Andrei Serafimovich [and 4 others]
  • Development of flux data quality tools / Thomas Foken [and 6 others]
  • Interaction Forest-Clearing / Thomas Foken [and 5 others]
  • Forest climate in vertical and horizontal scales / Jörg Hübner [and 3 others]
  • Catchment evapotranspiration and runoff / Gunnar Lischeid [and 6 others]
  • Modelling of energy and matter exchange / Eva Falge [and 10 others]
  • Complexity of flow structures and turbulent transport in heterogeneously forested landscapes: Large-eddy simulation study of the Waldstein site / Farah Kanani-Sühring [and 3 others]
  • Comparison of meso-scale modelled fluxes and measurements / Andrei Serafimovich, Christoph Thieme
  • What can we learn for a better understanding of the turbulent exchange processes at FLUXNET sites? / Thomas Foken
  • Apppendices: A. Instrumentation of the permanent and periodic measuring programs of the Waldstein measuring site ; B. Important measurements at Waldstein-Pflanzgarten and Waldstein-Weidenbrunnen sites ; C. FLUXNET overview papers in which data sets of the Waldstein-Weidenbrunnen site are used.
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  • 3319493876 ((hardcover))
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