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An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation


Author: K. N. Liou
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080491677
Category: Science
Page: 583
View: 7522
This Second Edition of An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation has been extensively revised to address the fundamental study and quantitative measurement of the interactions of solar and terrestrial radiation with molecules, aerosols, and cloud particles in planetary atmospheres. It contains 70% new material, much of it stemming from the investigation of the atmospheric greenhouse effects of external radiative perturbations in climate systems, and the development of methodologies for inferring atmospheric and surface parameters by means of remote sensing. Liou's comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of atmospheric radiation was developed for students, academics, and researchers in atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, and climate modeling. Balanced treatment of fundamentals and applications Includes over 170 illustrations to complement the concise description of each subject Numerous examples and hands-on exercises at the end of each chapter

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An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation


Author: Liou
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080954596
Category: Science
Page: 391
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An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation

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An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation


Author: Kuo-Nan Liou
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124514515
Category: Science
Page: 583
View: 7597
This book describes interactions between the atmosphere and radiation. It covers subjects closely associated with global warming resulting from perturbations of greenhouse gases, the interaction of radiation with clouds and aerosols, and remote sensing of the atmosphere. This second edition, incorporating 20 years of advances in the atmospheric radiation field, contains nearly 70% new material and over 170 figures. An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation has been designed for use as a text and reference. Illustrative and hands-on numerical exercises are included in each chapter. An excellent book for course use and for use by researchers in the fields of radiative transfer, remote sensing, and climate models. An instructor's manual with exercise solutions is available for faculty who adopt the book.Contents - Fundamentals of Radiation for Atmospheric Applications, Solar Radiation at the Top of the Atmosphere, Absorption and Scattering of Solar Radiation in the Atmosphere, Thermal Infrared Radiation Transfer in the Atmosphere, Light Scattering by Atmospheric Particulates, Principles of Radiative Transfer in Planetary Atmospheres, Application of Radiative Transfer Principles to Remote Sensing, Radiation and Climate.

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An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation


Author: Kuo-Nan Liou
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124514515
Category: Science
Page: 583
View: 9802
This book describes interactions between the atmosphere and radiation. It covers subjects closely associated with global warming resulting from perturbations of greenhouse gases, the interaction of radiation with clouds and aerosols, and remote sensing of the atmosphere. This second edition, incorporating 20 years of advances in the atmospheric radiation field, contains nearly 70% new material and over 170 figures. An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation has been designed for use as a text and reference. Illustrative and hands-on numerical exercises are included in each chapter. An excellent book for course use and for use by researchers in the fields of radiative transfer, remote sensing, and climate models. An instructor's manual with exercise solutions is available for faculty who adopt the book.Contents - Fundamentals of Radiation for Atmospheric Applications, Solar Radiation at the Top of the Atmosphere, Absorption and Scattering of Solar Radiation in the Atmosphere, Thermal Infrared Radiation Transfer in the Atmosphere, Light Scattering by Atmospheric Particulates, Principles of Radiative Transfer in Planetary Atmospheres, Application of Radiative Transfer Principles to Remote Sensing, Radiation and Climate.

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An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation


Author: Kuo-Nan Liou
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124514515
Category: Science
Page: 583
View: 5135
This book describes interactions between the atmosphere and radiation. It covers subjects closely associated with global warming resulting from perturbations of greenhouse gases, the interaction of radiation with clouds and aerosols, and remote sensing of the atmosphere. This second edition, incorporating 20 years of advances in the atmospheric radiation field, contains nearly 70% new material and over 170 figures. An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation has been designed for use as a text and reference. Illustrative and hands-on numerical exercises are included in each chapter. An excellent book for course use and for use by researchers in the fields of radiative transfer, remote sensing, and climate models. An instructor's manual with exercise solutions is available for faculty who adopt the book.Contents - Fundamentals of Radiation for Atmospheric Applications, Solar Radiation at the Top of the Atmosphere, Absorption and Scattering of Solar Radiation in the Atmosphere, Thermal Infrared Radiation Transfer in the Atmosphere, Light Scattering by Atmospheric Particulates, Principles of Radiative Transfer in Planetary Atmospheres, Application of Radiative Transfer Principles to Remote Sensing, Radiation and Climate.

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A first course in atmospheric radiation


Author: Grant William Petty
Publisher: Sundog Pub
ISBN: 9780972903318
Category: Science
Page: 459
View: 1918
An textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate atmospheric science and meteorology students. Although this book addresses a technically and mathematically demanding subject, the writing style is designed to be engaging and accessible for students requiring a basic foundation in atmospheric physics.

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An Introduction To Solar Radiation


Author: Muhammad Iqbal
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0323151817
Category: Science
Page: 408
View: 9230
An Introduction to Solar Radiation is an introductory text on solar radiation, with emphasis on the methods of calculation for determining the amount of solar radiation incident on a surface on the earth. Topics covered include the astronomical relationship between the sun and the earth; thermal radiation; the solar constant and its spectral distribution; and extraterrestrial solar irradiation. This book is comprised of 12 chapters and begins with an overview of the trigonometric relationships between the sun-earth line and the position of an inclined surface, followed by a discussion on the characteristics of blackbody radiation. The next chapter focuses on the solar constant and its spectral distribution, paying particular attention to extraterrestrial solar spectral irradiance and the sun's blackbody temperature. Subsequent chapters explore extraterrestrial and radiation incident on inclined planes; the optics of a cloudless-sky atmosphere; solar spectral radiation and total (broadband) radiation under cloudless skies; and solar radiation arriving at horizontal surfaces on the earth through cloudy skies. The ground albedo and its spectral and angular variation are also described, along with insolation on inclined surfaces. The last chapter is devoted to instruments for measuring solar radiation, including pyrheliometers and pyranometers. This monograph will serve as a useful guide for energy analysts, designers of thermal devices, architects and engineers, agronomists, and hydrologists as well as senior graduate students.

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An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics


Author: David G. Andrews
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521872200
Category: Science
Page: 237
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This work offers a broad coverage of atmospheric physics, including atmospheric thermodynamics, radiative transfer, atmospheric fluid dynamics and elementary atmospheric chemistry.

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Fundamentals of Atmospheric Radiation

An Introduction with 400 Problems
Author: Craig F. Bohren,Eugene E. Clothiaux
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527608370
Category: Science
Page: 490
View: 1795
Meeting the need for teaching material suitable for students of atmospheric science and courses on atmospheric radiation, this textbook covers the fundamentals of emission, absorption, and scattering of electromagnetic radiation from ultraviolet to infrared and beyond. Much of the contents applies to planetary atmosphere, with graded discussions providing a thorough treatment of subjects, including single scattering by particles at different levels of complexity. The discussion of the simple multiple scattering theory introduces concepts in more advanced theories, such that the more complicated two-stream theory allows readers to progress beyond the pile-of-plates theory. The authors are physicists teaching at the largest meteorology department in the US at Penn State. The problems given in the text come from students, colleagues, and correspondents, and the figures designed especially for this book facilitate comprehension. Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of atmospheric science. * Free solutions manual available for lecturers at www.wiley-vch.de/supplements/

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An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics


Author: Robert G. Fleagle,Joost A. Businger
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080918228
Category: Science
Page: 42
View: 7324
This book is addressed to those who wish to understand the relationship between atmospheric phenomena and the nature of matter as expressed in the principles of physics. The interesting atmospheric phenomena are more than applications of gravitation, of thermodynamics, of hydrodynamics, or of electrodynamics; and mastery of the results of controlled experiment and of the related theory alone does not imply an understanding of atmospheric phenomena. This distinction arises because the extent and the complexity of the atmosphere permit effects and interactions that are entirely negligible in the laboratory or are deliberately excluded from it. the objective of laboratory physics is, by isolating the relevant variables, to reveal the fundamental properties of matter; whereas the objective of atmospheric physics, or of any observational science, is to understand those phenomena that are characteristic of the whole system. For these reasons the exposition of atmospheric physics requires substantial extensions of classical physics. It also requires that understanding be based on a coherent "way of seeing" the ensemble of atmospheric phenomena. Only then is understanding likely to stimulate still more general insights.

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An Introduction to Planetary Atmospheres


Author: Agustin Sanchez-Lavega
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420067354
Category: Science
Page: 629
View: 5194
Planetary atmospheres is a relatively new, interdisciplinary subject that incorporates various areas of the physical and chemical sciences, including geophysics, geophysical fluid dynamics, atmospheric science, astronomy, and astrophysics. Providing a much-needed resource for this cross-disciplinary field, An Introduction to Planetary Atmospheres presents current knowledge on atmospheres and the fundamental mechanisms operating on them. The author treats the topics in a comparative manner among the different solar system bodies—what is known as comparative planetology. Based on an established course, this comprehensive text covers a panorama of solar system bodies and their relevant general properties. It explores the origin and evolution of atmospheres, along with their chemical composition and thermal structure. It also describes cloud formation and properties, mechanisms in thin and upper atmospheres, and meteorology and dynamics. Each chapter focuses on these atmospheric topics in the way classically done for the Earth’s atmosphere and summarizes the most important aspects in the field. The study of planetary atmospheres is fundamental to understanding the origin of the solar system, the formation mechanisms of planets and satellites, and the day-to-day behavior and evolution of Earth’s atmosphere. With many interesting real-world examples, this book offers a unified vision of the chemical and physical processes occurring in planetary atmospheres. Ancillaries are available at www.ajax.ehu.es/planetary_atmospheres/

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Atmospheric Radiation

A Primer with Illustrative Solutions
Author: James A. Coakley Jr.,Ping Yang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527681469
Category: Science
Page: 256
View: 4194
A first-look at radiative transfer in planetary atmospheres with a particular focus on the Earth's atmosphere and climate. The textbook covers the basics of the radiative transfer of sunlight, treating absorption and scattering, and the transfer of the thermal infrared appropriate for local thermodynamic equilibrium, absorption and emission. The examples included show how the solutions of the radiative transfer equation are used in remote sensing to probe the thermal structure and composition of planetary atmospheres. This motivates students by leading them to a better understanding of and appreciation for the computer-generated numerical results. Aimed at upper-division undergraduates and beginning graduate students in physics and atmospheric sciences, the book is designed to cover the essence of the material in a 10-week course, while the material in the optional sections will facilitate its use at the more leisurely pace and in-depth focus of a semester course.

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Atmospheric Science

An Introductory Survey
Author: John M. Wallace,Peter V. Hobbs
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080499536
Category: Science
Page: 504
View: 4847
Atmospheric Science, Second Edition, is the long-awaited update of the classic atmospheric science text, which helped define the field nearly 30 years ago and has served as the cornerstone for most university curricula. Now students and professionals alike can use this updated classic to understand atmospheric phenomena in the context of the latest discoveries, and prepare themselves for more advanced study and real-life problem solving. This latest edition of Atmospheric Science, has been revamped in terms of content and appearance. It contains new chapters on atmospheric chemistry, the Earth system, the atmospheric boundary layer, and climate, as well as enhanced treatment of atmospheric dynamics, radiative transfer, severe storms, and global warming. The authors illustrate concepts with full-color, state-of-the-art imagery and cover a vast amount of new information in the field. Extensive numerical and qualitative exercises help students apply basic physical principles to atmospheric problems. There are also biographical footnotes summarizing the work of key scientists, along with a student companion website that hosts climate data; answers to quantitative exercises; full solutions to selected exercises; skew-T log p chart; related links, appendices; and more. The instructor website features: instructor’s guide; solutions to quantitative exercises; electronic figures from the book; plus supplementary images for use in classroom presentations. Meteorology students at both advanced undergraduate and graduate levels will find this book extremely useful. Full-color satellite imagery and cloud photographs illustrate principles throughout Extensive numerical and qualitative exercises emphasize the application of basic physical principles to problems in the atmospheric sciences Biographical footnotes summarize the lives and work of scientists mentioned in the text, and provide students with a sense of the long history of meteorology Companion website encourages more advanced exploration of text topics: supplementary information, images, and bonus exercises

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Radiative Transfer in the Atmosphere and Ocean


Author: Knut Stamnes,Gary E. Thomas,Jakob J. Stamnes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107094739
Category: Science
Page: 532
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This new and completely updated edition gives a detailed description of radiative transfer processes at a level accessible to advanced students. The volume gives the reader a basic understanding of global warming and enhanced levels of harmful ultraviolet radiation caused by ozone depletion. It teaches the basic physics of absorption, scattering and emission processes in turbid media, such as the atmosphere and ocean, using simple semi-classical models. The radiative transfer equation, including multiple scattering, is formulated and solved for several prototype problems, using both simple approximate and accurate numerical methods. In addition, the reader has access to a powerful, state-of-the-art computational code for simulating radiative transfer processes in coupled atmosphere-water systems including snow and ice. This computational code can be regarded as a powerful educational aid, but also as a research tool that can be applied to solve a variety of research problems in environmental sciences.

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Introduction to Geomagnetically Trapped Radiation


Author: Martin Walt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521616119
Category: Science
Page: 192
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An introductory textbook aimed at first year graduate students specialising in magnetospheric physics.

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Fundamentals of Atmospheric Physics


Author: Murry L. Salby
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080532152
Category: Science
Page: 627
View: 5409
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

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Satellite Meteorology

An Introduction
Author: Stanley Q. Kidder,Thomas H. Vonder Haar
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080572006
Category: Science
Page: 466
View: 1926
At last, a book that has what every atmospheric science and meteorology student should know about satellite meteorology: the orbits of satellites, the instruments they carry, the radiation they detect, and, most importantly, the fundamental atmospheric data that can be retrieved from their observations. Key Features * Of special interest are sections on: * Remote sensing of atmospheric temperature, trace gases, winds, cloud and aerosol data, precipitation, and radiation budget * Satellite image interpretation * Satellite orbits and navigation * Radiative transfer fundamentals

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Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry


Author: Daniel Jacob
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691001855
Category: Science
Page: 266
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Atmospheric chemistry is one of the fastest growing fields in the earth sciences. Until now, however, there has been no book designed to help students capture the essence of the subject in a brief course of study. Daniel Jacob, a leading researcher and teacher in the field, addresses that problem by presenting the first textbook on atmospheric chemistry for a one-semester course. Based on the approach he developed in his class at Harvard, Jacob introduces students in clear and concise chapters to the fundamentals as well as the latest ideas and findings in the field. Jacob's aim is to show students how to use basic principles of physics and chemistry to describe a complex system such as the atmosphere. He also seeks to give students an overview of the current state of research and the work that led to this point. Jacob begins with atmospheric structure, design of simple models, atmospheric transport, and the continuity equation, and continues with geochemical cycles, the greenhouse effect, aerosols, stratospheric ozone, the oxidizing power of the atmosphere, smog, and acid rain. Each chapter concludes with a problem set based on recent scientific literature. This is a novel approach to problem-set writing, and one that successfully introduces students to the prevailing issues. This is a major contribution to a growing area of study and will be welcomed enthusiastically by students and teachers alike.

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Global Physical Climatology


Author: Dennis L. Hartmann
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080571638
Category: Science
Page: 411
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Global Physical Climatology is an introductory text devoted to the fundamental physical principles and problems of climate sensitivity and change. Addressing some of the most critical issues in climatology, this text features incisive coverage of topics that are central to understanding orbital parameter theory for past climate changes, and for anthropogenic and natural causes of near-future changes-- Key Features * Covers the physics of climate change * Examines the nature of the current climate and its previous changes * Explores the sensitivity of climate and the mechanisms by which humans are likely to produce near-future climate changes * Provides instructive end-of-chapter exercises and appendices