Universität Wien FIND

260014 VO Organisms and their environment (2018W)

Environmental Biophysics

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 02.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Tuesday 09.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 16.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 23.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 30.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 06.11. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 13.11. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 20.11. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 27.11. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 04.12. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 11.12. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 08.01. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 15.01. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 22.01. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Tuesday 29.01. 09:30 - 11:00 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Contents:

Micro environment: exchange of energy, mass and momentum
Laws for heat transfer, diffusion, friction

Temperature and profiles in air and soil, temperature waves

Humidity, temperature of humid surfaces, water potential and vapor pressure, evaporative cooling.

Atmospheric turbulence, wind profiles, wind in plant canopy.

Thermal radiation, solar radiation, diffuse radiation, radiant energy budget, budget of a leaf.

Heat, mass, and momentum transfer: Vapor diffusion, convection, friction in fluids and gases.

Energy budget of animals: metabolic rate, geometric factors, latent heat, heat conduction through fir and clothing, climate diagram, water budget of animals.

Humans and their environment: Metabolic rate and evaporation, survival under extreme conditions, comfortable environment.

Plants and their environment: Photosynthesis, transpiration and leaf energy budget, optimum leaf form.

Exchange processes in plant canopies, radiation and geometry, optimizing photosynthesis, evaporation, energy budget.

Assessment and permitted materials

oral examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Contents of the lecture

Reading list

Handouts (graphs and tables)
Books: G.S. Campbell, An Introduction to Environmental Biophysics, Springer 2000
J.L. Montheith, Umweltphysik, Steinkopff

Association in the course directory

MF 10, MaG 25, UF MA PHYS 01a, UF MA PHYS 01b

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