Eddy Covariance: A Practical Guide to Measurement and Data Analysis

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Marc Aubinet, Timo Vesala, Dario Papale
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 18, 2012 - Science - 438 pages
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This highly practical handbook is an exhaustive treatment of eddy covariance measurement that will be of keen interest to scientists who are not necessarily specialists in micrometeorology. The chapters cover measuring fluxes using eddy covariance technique, from the tower installation and system dimensioning to data collection, correction and analysis.

With a state-of-the-art perspective, the authors examine the latest techniques and address the most up-to-date methods for data processing and quality control. The chapters provide answers to data treatment problems including data filtering, footprint analysis, data gap filling, uncertainty evaluation, and flux separation, among others. The authors cover the application of measurement techniques in different ecosystems such as forest, crops, grassland, wetland, lakes and rivers, and urban areas, highlighting peculiarities, specific practices and methods to be considered. The book also covers what to do when you have all your data, summarizing the objectives of a database as well as using case studies of the CarboEurope and FLUXNET databases to demonstrate the way they should be maintained and managed. Policies for data use, exchange and publication are also discussed and proposed.

This one compendium is a valuable source of information on eddy covariance measurement that allows readers to make rational and relevant choices in positioning, dimensioning, installing and maintaining an eddy covariance site; collecting, treating, correcting and analyzing eddy covariance data; and scaling up eddy flux measurements to annual scale and evaluating their uncertainty.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Eddy Covariance Method
1
Chapter 2 Measurement Tower and Site Design Considerations
21
Chapter 3 Data Acquisition and Flux Calculations
59
Chapter 4 Corrections and Data Quality Control
85
Chapter 5 Nighttime Flux Correction
132
Chapter 6 Data Gap Filling
159
Chapter 7 Uncertainty Quantification
173
Chapter 8 Footprint Analysis
210
Chapter 12 Eddy Covariance Measurements over Crops
319
Chapter 13 Eddy Covariance Measurements over Grasslands
332
Chapter 14 Eddy Covariance Measurements over Wetlands
345
Chapter 15 Eddy Covariance Measurements over Lakes
365
Chapter 16 Eddy Covariance Measurements Over Urban Areas
377
Chapter 17 Database Maintenance Data Sharing Policy Collaboration
399
Symbol Index
425
Abbreviations and Acronyms
431

Chapter 9 Partitioning of Net Fluxes
263
Chapter 10 Disjunct Eddy Covariance Method
290
Chapter 11 Eddy Covariance Measurements over Forests
309

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