Meteorological Measurement Systems

  • Filename: meteorological-measurement-systems.
  • ISBN: 0198030746
  • Release Date: 2001-02-08
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Fred V. Brock
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



This book treats instrumentation used in meteorological surface systems, both on the synoptic scale and the mesoscale, and the instrumentation used in upper air soundings. The text includes material on first- and second-order differential equations as applied to instrument dynamic performance, and required solutions are developed. Sensor physics are emphasized in order to explain how sensors work and to explore the strengths and weaknesses of each design type. The book is organized according to sensor type and function (temperature, humidity, and wind sensors, for example), though several unifying themes are developed for each sensor. Functional diagrams are used to portray sensors as a set of logical functions, and static sensitivity is derived from a sensor's transfer equation, focusing attention on sensor physics and on ways in which particular designs might be improved. Sensor performance specifications are explored, helping to compare various instruments and to tell users what to expect as a reasonable level of performance. Finally, the text examines the critical area of environmental exposure of instruments. In a well-designed, properly installed, and well-maintained meteorological measurement system, exposure problems are usually the largest source of error, making this chapter one of the most useful sections of the book.

Meteorological Measurements and Instrumentation

  • Filename: meteorological-measurements-and-instrumentation.
  • ISBN: 9781118745755
  • Release Date: 2014-10-14
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Giles Harrison
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This book describes the fundamental scientific principles underlying high quality instrumentation used for environmental measurements. It discusses a wide range of in situ sensors employed in practical environmental monitoring and, in particular, those used in surface based measurement systems. It also considers the use of weather balloons to provide a wealth of upper atmosphere data. To illustrate the technologies in use it includes many examples of real atmospheric measurements in typical and unusual circumstances, with a discussion of the electronic signal conditioning, data acquisition considerations and data processing principles necessary for reliable measurements. This also allows the long history of atmospheric measurements to be placed in the context of the requirements of modern climate science, by building the physical science appreciation of the instrumental record and looking forward to new and emerging sensor and recording technologies.

Meteorological Measurements and Instrumentation

  • Filename: meteorological-measurements-and-instrumentation.
  • ISBN: 9781118745809
  • Release Date: 2015-01-20
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Giles Harrison
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



This book describes the fundamental scientific principles underlying high quality instrumentation used for environmental measurements. It discusses a wide range of in situ sensors employed in practical environmental monitoring and, in particular, those used in surface based measurement systems. It also considers the use of weather balloons to provide a wealth of upper atmosphere data. To illustrate the technologies in use it includes many examples of real atmospheric measurements in typical and unusual circumstances, with a discussion of the electronic signal conditioning, data acquisition considerations and data processing principles necessary for reliable measurements. This also allows the long history of atmospheric measurements to be placed in the context of the requirements of modern climate science, by building the physical science appreciation of the instrumental record and looking forward to new and emerging sensor and recording technologies.

An Introduction to Meteorological Instrumentation and Measurement

  • Filename: an-introduction-to-meteorological-instrumentation-and-measurement.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015040047238
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 229
  • Author: Thomas P. DeFelice
  • Publisher:



Introduces fundamentals of field measurements by providing the basics behind meteorological or atmospheric environmental measurements using modern devices, covering how to choose an instrument, how an instrument makes its measurements, and how to ensure that data is usable and to what extent. Furthe

Meteorological Geoastrophysical Abstracts

  • Filename: meteorological-geoastrophysical-abstracts.
  • ISBN: UVA:X002069919
  • Release Date: 1991
  • Number of pages:
  • Author:
  • Publisher:



Covering the world's literature on meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, physical oceanography, hydrology, glaciology, and related environmental sciences.

Handbook of agricultural meteorology

  • Filename: handbook-of-agricultural-meteorology.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015037421495
  • Release Date: 1994-07-21
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: John F. Griffiths
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



Agricultural meteorology is concerned with the interactions between atmospheric/hydrological factors and agriculture, which in its widest sense includes animal husbandry, forestry, and horticulture. This volume is an up-to-date handbook and guide to this important field. After discussion of the fundamental aspects of the atmospheric, edaphic, and biotic components of the ecosystem, the methods of measuring the important variables are reviewed, with both direct and remote sensing and managing the data taken into account. Discussion of the various agricultural aspects follow, including hydrologic facets, reviews of optimum conditions for temperate and tropical crops as well as livestock, the relationship of pests and diseases to weather, and the role of the atmosphere in forest production. The final section explains weather services for agriculture, how to plan farm management in the light of weather information, the use of crop models, and how to modify existing climate. Economic implications are dealt with in relation to the futures market while the last chapter considers food security on many time and size scales to assist in long-term planning.

Floods and Landslides Integrated Risk Assessment

  • Filename: floods-and-landslides-integrated-risk-assessment.
  • ISBN: 9783642586095
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 375
  • Author: Riccardo Casale
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



A review of such natural disasters as floods and landslides, highlighting the possibility of safe and correct land planning and management by means of a global approach to territory. Since the events deriving from slope and fluvial dynamics are commonly triggered by the same factor, occur at the same time and are closely related, this book analyses floods and slope stability phenomena as different aspects of the same dynamic system: the drainage basin.

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