The Climate near the ground

Andrew J. Pitman, Han Dolman, Bart Kruijt, Riccardo Valentini, Dennis Baldocchi

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    This chapter provides a brief theoretical framework to explain how and why the land surface can affect weather and climate. The key equations that describe how energy and water are exchanged between the atmosphere and the land surface are explained. The rest of Part A builds on this framework to illustrate examples of where evidence exists to support the role of the land surface in weather and climate.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVegetation, water, humans and the climate
    Subtitle of host publicationa new perspective on an interactive system
    EditorsP. Kabat, M. Claussen, P. A. Dirmeyer, J. H. C. Gash, L. Bravo de Guenni, M. Meybeck, R. S. Pielke, C. J. Vörösmarty, R. W. A. Hutjes, S Lütkemeier
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)9783540424000
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Publication series

    NameGlobal Change - The IGBP Series
    ISSN (Print)1619-2435


    • climate
    • environmental change
    • integrated terrestrial experiments
    • terrestrial aquatic systems
    • vegetation


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