Physics of the atmosphere için kapak resmi
Physics of the atmosphere
Yayın Bilgileri:
Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, [2014]
Fiziksel Tanımlama:
1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations.
IOP expanding physics.
Genel Not:
"Version: 20141101"--Title page verso.
Preface -- Author biography -- Introduction -- Composition of the atmosphere -- Observed vertical structure

Thermodynamics of dry air -- Pressure, temperature and the ideal gas law -- Hydrostatic balance -- Atmospheric energy and the first law of thermodynamics -- Entropy and the second law of thermodynamics -- Static stability

Thermodynamics of moist air -- Thermodynamics of moist non-condensing air -- Condensation and evaporation -- The moist adiabat -- Static stability of a moist atmosphere with condensation -- Mixing clouds and contrails

Cloud microphysics -- Homogeneous nucleation -- Heterogeneous nucleation and aerosols -- Droplet growth by condensation -- From cloud droplets to precipitation

Atmospheric radiation -- Electromagnetic radiation -- Interaction between radiation and matter: some generalities -- Molecular absorption -- Scattering -- Absorption by cloud drops -- Radiative transfer : generalities -- Radiative transfer of longwave radiation -- Absorption and emission spectra of Earth's atmosphere -- Some scattering effects

The atmospheric boundary layer -- Scale separation and Reynolds averaging -- Closure, mixing length and flux-gradient relations -- The Ekman layer -- The surface layer -- Static stability and the Monin-Obukhov similarity.
This text provides a self-contained introductory graduate-level course in atmospheric physics for students of meteorology or physics. Assuming no prior knowledge other than basic mechanics and calculus, the author offers a solid overview of how the atmosphere functions, including topics such as thermodynamics, cloud microphysics, atmospheric radiation and remote sensing. Includes worked examples to aid understanding.
Reading Level:
Professional and scholarly.


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E-Kitap 1830374-1001 QC861.3 .C337 2014 eb IOP E-Kitap Lokasyonu

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