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Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere

Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere

  • Author: Maarten H. P. Ambaum
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470710371
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
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Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere offers a concise and thorough introduction on how basic thermodynamics naturally leads on to advanced topics in atmospheric physics. The book starts by covering the basics of thermodynamics and its applications in atmospheric science. The later chapters describe major applications, specific to more specialized areas of atmospheric physics, including vertical structure and stability, cloud formation, and radiative processes. The book concludes with a discussion of non-equilibrium thermodynamics as applied to the atmosphere. This book provides a thorough introduction and invaluable grounding for specialised literature on the subject. Introduces a wide range of areas associated with atmospheric physics Starts from basic level thermal physics Ideally suited for readers with a general physics background Self-assessment questions included for each chapter Supplementary website to accompany the book

Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate

Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate

  • Author: Murry L. Salby
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521767180
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 666
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Murry Salby's textbook provides an integrated treatment of processes controlling the Earth-atmosphere system for students and researchers.

An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics

An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics

  • Author: David G. Andrews
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521629584
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 229
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This is an intermediate to advanced undergraduate textbook presenting a broad coverage of atmospheric physics.

Fundamentals of Weather and Climate

Fundamentals of Weather and Climate

  • Author: Robin McIlveen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199215421
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Page: 632
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Originally published in 1986 as Basic meteorology: a physical outline.

Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics

Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics

  • Author: Murry L. Salby
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0080532152
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 627
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Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics emphasizes the interrelationships of physical and dynamical meteorology. The text unifies four major subject areas: atmospheric thermodynamics, hydrostatic equilibrium and stability, atmospheric radiation and clouds, and atmospheric dynamics. These fundamental areas serve as cornerstones of modern atmospheric research on environmental issues like global change and ozone depletion. Physical concepts underlying these subject areas are developed from first principles, providing a self-contained text for students and scholars from diverse backgrounds. The presentation is Lagrangian (single-body problems) in perspective, with a balance of theory and application. Each chapter includes detailed and extensive problems; selected answers are provided, as are appendices of various constants. The text requires a thorough foundation in calculus. Presents a comprehensive introduction to atmospheric thermodynamics, hydrostatics, radiation and clouds, and dynamics Develops concepts from first principles, providing a self-contained volume for readers from diverse backgrounds Emphasizes the interaction of physical processes shaping global problems of atmospheric energetics, transport, and chemistry Provides a balance of theory and applications, with examples drawn from a wide range of phenomena figuring in global atmospheric research Extensively illustrated with global satellite imagery and analyses and photographs of laboratory simulations Exercises apply to a wide range of topical problems

Desert Meteorology

Desert Meteorology

  • Author: Thomas T. Warner
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139449632
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 595
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Aridity prevails over more than one third of the land area of the Earth and over a significant fraction of the oceans as well. Yet to date there has been no comprehensive reference volume or textbook dealing with the weather processes that define the character of desert areas. Desert Meteorology fills this gap by treating all aspects of desert weather, such as large-scale and local-scale causes of aridity; precipitation characteristics in deserts; dust storms; floods; climate change in deserts; precipitation processes; desertification; land-surface physics of deserts; numerical modelling of desert atmospheres; and the effect of desert weather on humans. A summary is provided of the climates and surface properties of the desert areas of the world. The book is written with the assumption that the reader has only a basic knowledge of meteorology, physics and calculus, making it useful to those in a wide range of disciplines. It includes review questions and problems for the student. This comprehensive volume will satisfy all who need to know more about the weather and climate of arid lands. It will appeal especially to advanced students and researchers in environmental science, meteorology, physical geography, hydrology and engineering.

Physics and Chemistry of Clouds

Physics and Chemistry of Clouds

  • Author: Dennis Lamb,Johannes Verlinde
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139500945
  • Category: Science
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Clouds affect our daily weather and play key roles in the global climate. Through their ability to precipitate, clouds provide virtually all of the fresh water on Earth and are a crucial link in the hydrologic cycle. With ever-increasing importance being placed on quantifiable predictions – from forecasting the local weather to anticipating climate change – we must understand how clouds operate in the real atmosphere, where interactions with natural and anthropogenic pollutants are common. This textbook provides students – whether seasoned or new to the atmospheric sciences – with a quantitative yet approachable path to learning the inner workings of clouds. Developed over many years of the authors' teaching at Pennsylvania State University, Physics and Chemistry of Clouds is an invaluable textbook for advanced students in atmospheric science, meteorology, environmental sciences/engineering and atmospheric chemistry. It is also a very useful reference text for researchers and professionals.

The Arctic Climate System

The Arctic Climate System

  • Author: Mark C. Serreze,Roger G. Barry
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781139445382
  • Category: Science
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The Arctic can be viewed as an integrated system, characterised by intimate couplings between its atmosphere, ocean and land, linked in turn to the larger global system. This comprehensive, up-to-date assessment begins with an outline of early Arctic exploration and the growth of modern research. Using an integrated systems approach, subsequent chapters examine the atmospheric heat budget and circulation, the surface energy budget, the hydrologic cycle and interactions between the ocean, atmosphere and sea ice cover. Reviews of recent directions in numerical modelling and the characteristics of past Arctic climates set the stage for detailed discussion of recent climate variability and trends, and projected future states. Throughout, satellite remote sensing data and results from recent major field programs are used to illustrate key processes. The Arctic Climate System provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the subject for researchers and advanced students in a wide range of disciplines.

Meteorology Today

Meteorology Today

  • Author: C. Donald Ahrens,Robert Henson
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1305480627
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 656
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METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition combines market-leading content in weather, climate, and earth science with the interactive learning experience you expect from Cengage Learning. Grounded in the scientific method, this student-friendly and highly visual text shows you how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as a budding scientist, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements, such as wind, precipitation, condensation, masses and fronts, and the seasons. Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention, and include analysis of Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, and recent findings from the US National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition is a dynamic learning tool packed with self-testing features such as end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems, live animations, web links, and more. Whether you choose a bound book or interactive eBook, METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition takes your learning to atmospheric heights! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Weather and Climate Modification Problems and Prospects

Weather and Climate Modification Problems and Prospects

Final Report of the Panel on Weather and Climate Modification

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: National Academies
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Weather control
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