**Instructor: **

Dennis Baldocchi

Professor of Biometeorology

Ecosystem Science Division

Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

345 Hilgard Hall

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720

Email: Baldocchi@berkeley.edu

Phone: 510-642-2874

**Classroom: 107 Mulford**

**Mondays 14-16**

**Office Hours: By Appointment**

**Course Description**

This course examines contemporary biometeorological and micrometeorological theories, models, and data that relate to the quantification of mass and energy between the biosphere and atmosphere. Each class meeting will consist of a two-hour lecture/discussion. This course will cover five Broad Topics:

1.Micrometeorological Methods for Measuring Mass and Energy Flux Densities

2. Biosphere/Atmosphere Interactions: Models for Integrating Leaf Scale Fluxes to the Canopy Scale

3. Biosphere/Atmosphere Interactions: Integrating and Scaling from Canopy to Landscape Scales

3. Plant-Canopy Micrometeorology

4. Planetary Boundary Layer Turbulence and Characteristics

5. Plant-Atmosphere Interactions: Trace Gas Deposition and Emissions

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to apply this knowledge in a critical manner to review journal articles, write and critique research proposals and to conduct research.

**Student Participation**

Students will be assigned weekly reading assignment of key reviews associated with each topic. Students will be expected to participate in lively discussion during the lectures and lead a discussion of the reading during the last half-hour of Class.

External exercises will involve the use of data, computation exercises and application of system model calculations to illustrate points made in the lectures. I encourage the students to buy and learn MATLAB. A growing number of exercises will use MATLAB to plot and visualize data.

This year we will use b-space as a Web interface, in addition to this web site, to exchange data and modeling, email one another, etc.

Each student will produce a term paper on a topic of their choice, that fall within the domain of Biometeorology/Micrometeorology. Students are encouraged to develop and analyze simple models and/or analyze data available on the net through such projects as Fluxnet.

At the end of the semester, each student will be responsible for presenting a 30 minute discussion on

Grade will be determined on the basis:

a. Participation in and Leadership of Class Discussions, 10%

b. External Class Assignments, 30%

c. Class Term Paper, 50%.

d. Paper Presentation, 10%

**Class Lecture Material and Figures**

Pdf copies of lecture overheads and material that augments the lectures is available for downloading on a lecture by lecture basis from the following table.

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