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Title: Modeling the Atmospheric Dynamics within and Above Vegetation Layers

Author: Heilman, Warren E.; Zasada, John;

Date: 2000

Source: Seventh Symposium on Systems Analysis in Forest Resources. p. 261-268. (2000)

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: A critical component of any silvicultural treatment is the creation of suitable microclimatic conditions for desired plant and animal species. One of the most useful tools for examining the microclimatic implications of different vegetation treatments is the use of atmospheric boundary-layer models that can simulate resulting micrometeorological conditions within and above vegetation layers. A two-dimensional atmospheric boundary-layer model has been successful in sitmulating the atmospheric environments within and above, forest vegetation layers that have undergone different types of silvicultural treatments. Model simulations in conjunction with current observations reaffirm the importance, of forest overstory vegetation in affecting the dynamic and thermodynamic properties of the atmosphere near the surface.

Keywords: Simulation, optimization, modeling, spatial analysis, heuristics, systems analysis

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Heilman, Warren E.; Zasada, John 2000. Modeling the Atmospheric Dynamics within and Above Vegetation Layers. Seventh Symposium on Systems Analysis in Forest Resources. p. 261-268. (2000)


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