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Lecture: Transport processes atmosphere - vegetation: Coupling of carbon and water cycles (PM1.7, PM4) (28351)

SS 2015
Th.: 08:15-09:45, S21

Christoph Thomas

M. Sc. Geoecology, Modules PM 1.4, PM 4

Start on Thursday, 23 April

Examination: Thursday, 23 July, 8:15, S21


The water and carbon cycles are presented, for different ecosystem types, starting from the atmosphere on global scale and including anthopogenic influences. A special focus will be measurement and modeling of the atmosphere - vegetation exchange above high vegetation, which requires volume-based descriptions rather than of point-based descriptions as taught in FM1. Measurement and modeling techniques were described for both short process studies and long-term monitoring infrastructure (Fluxnet). Specific processes were highlighted like coherent structures and sub-mesoscale motions as well as stable isotopes as a method to characterize concentration profiles and fluxes

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