Bridging the gap between atmospheric physics and biology

Bridging the gap between atmospheric physics and biology

Bridging the gap between atmospheric physics and biology in studies of the small spatiotemporal land-atmosphere interactions

With a fresh approach and strategy, the CloudRoots field experiment was designed to obtain a comprehensive observational data set that includes soil, plant and atmospheric variables to investigate the interaction between a heterogeneous land surface and its overlying atmospheric boundary layer at the sub-hourly and sub–kilometer scales.

The main findings show that to understand and quantify key land-atmosphere variables such as evapotranspiration, we need to measure and model processes that range between the leaf to the landscape scales, and include non-steady situations due to the presence of clouds.

Scientists involved in the Ruisdael Observatory published an article about this in Biogeosciences. The full article can be found here.

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