The Physics of Atmospheres

Author: John Houghton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521011228

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Third edition of John Houghton's acclaimed textbook for advanced undergraduate/graduate courses in atmospheric science.

The Physics of Atmospheres

Author: John T. Houghton

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521214438

Category: Science

Page: 203

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Dr Houghton has revised the acclaimed first edition of The Physics of Atmospheres in order to bring this important textbook completely up-to-date. Several factors have led to vigorous growth in the atmospheric sciences, particularly the availability of powerful computers for detailed modelling, the investigation of the atmospheres of other planets, and techniques of remote sensing. The author describes the physical processes governing the structure and circulation of the atmosphere. Simple physical models are constructed by applying the principles of classical thermodynamics, radiative transfer and fluid mechanics, together with analytic and numerical techniques. These models are applied to real planetary atmospheres. This new edition is essential for undergraduates or graduate students studying atmospheric physics, climatology or meteorology, as well as planetary scientists with an interest in atmospheres.

Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics

Author: Murry L. Salby

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0126151601

Category: Nature

Page: 627

View: 5681


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

An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics

Author: David G. Andrews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521629584

Category: Science

Page: 229

View: 5537


This is an intermediate to advanced undergraduate textbook presenting a broad coverage of atmospheric physics.

Principles of Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

Author: Richard M. Goody

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195093629

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 3633


This text is an introduction to the basic principles of atmospheric physics and chemistry where all aspects of the lower and middle atmospheres, except for large-scale dynamics, are jointly treated as ultimate consequences of the solar radiation falling on the planet.

The Physics of the Stratosphere

Author: R. M. Goody

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107696062

Category: Science

Page: 198

View: 7594


Originally published in 1958, this book was intended to give physicists an introduction to an aspect of atmospheric physics.

Theoretical Fundamentals of Atmospheric Optics

Author: Yu. M. Timofeyev,A. V. Vasilʹev

Publisher: Cambridge Int Science Publishing

ISBN: 1904602258

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 4901


The authors of this book present the theoretical fundamentals of atmospheric optics as a science of the propagation, transformation and generation in the atmosphere of electromagnetic radiation from the ultraviolet to microwave range of the spectrum. The main characteristics of the planets of the solar system and atmospheres are described. Special attention is given to the equation of transfer of radiation in different spectrum ranges; the absorption of radiation by atmospheric gases and aerosol, molecular, aerosol and different types of non-resonant scattering; atmospheric diffraction; reflection of radiation from the surface; and glow of the atmosphere. They present the method of calculating radiation for the solar and thermal ranges of the spectrum. The monograph will be of interest to experts working in the areas of the physics and optics of the atmosphere and also suitable for students and postgraduates studying the physics of atmosphere, meteorology, physical ecology and monitoring of the environment.

Physik unserer Umwelt: Die Atmosphäre

Author: Walter Roedel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662126966

Category: Law

Page: 467

View: 9079


Das vorliegende Buch verfolgt zwei Ziele. Es dient zunächst der Einführung in die allgemeine Physik der Atmosphäre und macht das Funktionieren des Systems Atmosphäre verständlich; darüber hinaus bietet es einen Überblick über umweltrelevante Aspekte der atmosphärischen Physik.

Fundamentals of Physics and Chemistry of the Atmosphere

Author: Guido Visconti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319294490

Category: Science

Page: 803

View: 3455


This book is an introductory course to the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere and to climate dynamics. It covers the basics in thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, radiation, and chemistry and explains the most intriguing problems that currently exist in the study of the atmospheres of the Earth and planets. A particular effort is made to approach the different topics intuitively. Among the themes covered are the most recent evolution concerning the chemistry of polluted troposphere, the global warming problem, and chaos and nonlinear theory. The book is almost completely rewritten in comparison to the previous edition, with a more logical organization of the chapters. The fundamentals of thermodynamics, radiation, fluid dynamics and chemistry are introduced in the first six chapters, including a new chapter on remote sensing. Also there is an additional chapter on geoengineering. A significant addition to the new edition, at the end of each chapter, are examples where the topics introduced in the chapter are further discussed with application to classical problems or new research items. Many of these examples are accompanied by computer programs. The most important updates deal with the theory of the general circulation, the methods to evaluate GCM, the detailed discussion of the urban troposphere and the chaos and nonlinear phenomena.

Handbook of Atmospheric Electrodynamics (1995)

Author: Hans Volland

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351364189

Category: Science

Page: 526

View: 8249


The participation of such diverse scientific and technical disciplines as meteorology, astronomy, atmospheric electricity, ionospheric and magnetospheric physics, electromagnetic wave propagation, and radio techniques in the research of atmospherics means that results are published in scientific papers widely spread throughout the literature. This Handbook collects the latest knowledge on atmospherics and presents it in two volumes. Each chapter is written by an expert in his or her field. Topics include the physics of thunderclouds, thunder, global atmospheric electric currents, biological aspects of sferics, and various space techniques for detecting lightning within our own atmosphere as well as in the atmospheres of other planets. Up-to-date applications and methodology are detailed. Volumes I and II offer a comprehensive discussion that together will serve as an important resource for practitioners, professionals, and students alike.

Physics of Space: Growth Points and Problems

Proceedings of the second “Rencontres de l’Observatoire”, Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, France

Author: Nicole Meyer-Vernet,Michel Moncuquet,Filippo Pantellini

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940100904X

Category: Science

Page: 387

View: 4062


Proceedings of the Second "Rencontres de l'observatoire", Observatoire de Paris, Meudon, France

Thermodynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans

Author: Judith A. Curry,Peter J. Webster

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780121995706

Category: Medical

Page: 471

View: 7949


Thermodynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans presents the first systematic and unifying approach to the thermodynamics of the atmosphere and the ocean and establishes the interrelationship between these subjects. This simultaneous examination of the thermodynamics of the atmosphere and the ocean enriches our understanding of both, and is essential in many issues such as forecasting severe weather and understanding climate variability. Thermodynamics in Atmospheres and Oceans will serve as a text for introductory graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in atmospheric science and oceanography. The logical presentation of formulas, diagrams, and tables will prove valuable to researchers, practicing scientists and engineers working in the field.

The Physics of Non-ideal Plasma

Author: V. E. Fortov,Igor T. Iakubov

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810233051

Category: Science

Page: 403

View: 7197


&Quot;This book is devoted to the physical properties of non-ideal plasma which are compressed so strongly that the effects of interparticle interactions govern its behavior. In this volume, the methods of non-ideal plasma generation and diagnostics are considered. The experimental results are given and the main theoretical models of the non-ideal plasma state are discussed. The problems of thermodynamics, electro-physics, optics and dynamic stability are covered."--BOOK JACKET.

Applied Atomic Collision Physics

Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

Author: H.S.W. Massey

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323148093

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 498

View: 7783


Applied Atomic Collision Physics, Volume 1: Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry focuses on the applications of atomic collision physics in atmospheric physics and chemistry. The emphasis is on the physics of the upper atmospheres of the earth and planets as well as astrophysics, including solar physics, the physics of planetary nebulae, and reactions in interstellar space. Comprised of 12 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the structure of the earth's atmosphere and its environment in interplanetary space, along with the structure of the terrestrial atmosphere at middle latitudes. The discussion then turns to the photochemistry of the midlatitude ionosphere; the thermal balance in the thermosphere at middle latitudes; atomic collisions in the lower ionosphere at midlatitudes; and airglow and auroras. Subsequent chapters explore the high latitude ionosphere, the exosphere, and the magnetosphere; the ionospheres of the planets and other bodies of the solar system; atmospheric processes involved in the stratospheric ozone problem; and solar physics. The final two chapters are concerned with applications to the physics of planetary nebulae and interstellar space. This book will be of interest to physicists and chemists.

The Physics of a Lifetime

Reflections on the Problems and Personalities of 20th Century Physics

Author: Vitaliĭ Lazarevich Ginzburg,Vitaly L. Ginzburg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540675341

Category: Philosophy

Page: 513

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Every reader interested in understanding the important problems in physics and astrophysics and their historic development within the last 60 years will enjoy this book. The philosophy and history and the very personal view of famous scientists of the 20th century, whom the author knows or knew personally, also make this book fascinating for non-physicists. It consists of three parts covering major problems of physics and astrophysics, the philosophy and history of science, and memorial papers on famous physicists. The author, himself a renowned scientist, provides personal observations, and fascinating insights into the field of physics.

Global Warming

The Complete Briefing

Author: John Houghton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316300315

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 7191


How much of global warming is due to human activities? How far will it be possible to adapt to changes of climate? Sir John Houghton's definitive, full colour guide to climate change answers these questions and more by providing the best and latest information available, including the latest IPCC findings. The simple, logical flow of ideas gives an invaluable grounding in the science, as well as the physical and human impacts of climate change, for undergraduate students across a wide range of disciplines. Accessible to both scientists and non-scientists, the text avoids mathematical equations and includes more technical material in boxes, while simple figures help students to understand the conclusions the science leads to without being overwhelmed by vast amounts of data. Questions for students to consider and test their understanding are included in each chapter, along with carefully selected further reading to expand their knowledge.