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Introduction to Circulating Atmospheres

Author: I. N. James
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521429351
Category: Nature
Page: 422
View: 1215
An advanced undergraduate text on the large scale circulation of the atmosphere.

    • Science

An Introduction to the Global Circulation of the Atmosphere

Author: David Randall
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400866529
Category: Science
Page: 456
View: 5388
This is a graduate-level textbook on the global circulation of the Earth's atmosphere—the large-scale system of winds by which energy is transported around the planet, from the tropical latitudes to the poles. Written by David Randall, one of the world’s foremost experts on the subject, it is the most comprehensive textbook on the topic. Intended for Earth science students who have completed some graduate-level coursework in atmospheric dynamics, the book will help students build on that foundation, preparing them for research in the field. The book describes the many phenomena of the circulation and explains them in terms of current ideas from fluid dynamics and thermodynamics, with frequent use of isentropic coordinates and using the methods of vector calculus. It emphasizes the key roles of water vapor and clouds, includes detailed coverage of energy flows and transformations, and pays close attention to scale interactions. The book also describes the major historical contributions of key scientists, giving a human dimension to the narrative, and it closes with a discussion of how the global circulation is evolving as the Earth’s climate changes. The most comprehensive graduate-level textbook on the subject Written by one of the world’s leading experts Connects global circulation and climate phenomena Addresses energy, moisture, and angular-momentum balance; the hydrologic cycle; and atmospheric turbulence and convection Emphasizes the energy cycle of the atmosphere; the role of moist processes; and circulation as an unpredictable, chaotic process Helps prepare students for research An online illustration package is available to professors

    • Science

An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology

Author: James R. Holton
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123540151
Category: Science
Page: 535
View: 5413
MATLAB scripts (M-files) are provided on the accompanying CD.

    • Science

Modeling Atmospheric and Oceanic Flows

Insights from Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Simulations
Author: Thomas von Larcher,Paul D. Williams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118855922
Category: Science
Page: 368
View: 4680
Modeling Atmospheric and Oceanic Flows: Insights from Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Simulations provides a broad overview of recent progress in using laboratory experiments and numerical simulations to model atmospheric and oceanic fluid motions. This volume not only surveys novel research topics in laboratory experimentation, but also highlights recent developments in the corresponding computational simulations. As computing power grows exponentially and better numerical codes are developed, the interplay between numerical simulations and laboratory experiments is gaining paramount importance within the scientific community. The lessons learnt from the laboratory–model comparisons in this volume will act as a source of inspiration for the next generation of experiments and simulations. Volume highlights include: Topics pertaining to atmospheric science, climate physics, physical oceanography, marine geology and geophysics Overview of the most advanced experimental and computational research in geophysics Recent developments in numerical simulations of atmospheric and oceanic fluid motion Unique comparative analysis of the experimental and numerical approaches to modeling fluid flow Modeling Atmospheric and Oceanic Flows will be a valuable resource for graduate students, researchers, and professionals in the fields of geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, climate science, hydrology, and experimental geosciences.

    • Science

An Introduction to Planetary Atmospheres

Author: Agustin Sanchez-Lavega
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1439894663
Category: Science
Page: 629
View: 6099
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/

    • Science

Earth Science: Weather, water, and the atmosphere

Author: James A. Woodhead
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9780893560041
Category: Science
Page: 2979
View: 3687
Presents cross-referenced essays on basic topics related to planetology and Earth from space; each essay includes an annotated bibliography.

    • Science

Earth Science: Planetology and earth from space. Appendices and index

Author: James A. Woodhead
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9780893560058
Category: Science
Page: 2979
View: 919
Presents cross-referenced essays on basic topics related to planetology and Earth from space; each essay includes an annotated bibliography.

    • Science

Waves in the Ocean and Atmosphere

Introduction to Wave Dynamics
Author: Joseph Pedlosky
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3662051311
Category: Science
Page: 264
View: 5150
A study of the fundamental theory of waves appropriate for first year graduate students in oceanography, meteorology and associated sciences. Starting with an elementary overview of the basic wave concept, specific wave phenomena are then examined, including: surface gravity waves, internal gravity waves, lee waves, waves in the presence of rotation, and geostrophic adjustment. Each wave topic is used to introduce either a new technique or concept in general wave theory. Emphasis is placed on connectivity between the various subjects and on the physical interpretation of the mathematical results. The book contains numerous exercises at the end of the respective chapters.

    • Science

Introduction to Cosmology

Author: Matts Roos
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470849101
Category: Science
Page: 279
View: 4693
Only an elementary knowledge of physics is required for this textbook which takes a non-mathematical approach to this interdisciplinary subject. This edition reflects recent significant advances in the field.

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An Introduction to the Earth-Life System

Author: Charles Cockell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521493918
Category: Science
Page: 319
View: 3211
This concise textbook combines Earth and biological sciences to explore the co-evolution of the Earth and life over geological time.

    • Technology & Engineering

An Introduction to Thermogeology

Ground Source Heating and Cooling
Author: David Banks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118447506
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 544
View: 4827
This authoritative guide provides a basis for understanding the emerging technology of ground source heating and cooling. It equips engineers, geologists, architects, planners and regulators with the fundamental skills needed to manipulate the ground's huge capacity to store, supply and receive heat, and to implement technologies (such as heat pumps) to exploit that capacity for space heating and cooling. The author has geared the book towards understanding ground source heating and cooling from the ground side (the geological aspects), rather than solely the building aspects. He explains the science behind thermogeology and offers practical guidance on different design options. An Introduction to Thermogeology: ground source heating and cooling is aimed primarily at professionals whose skill areas impinge on the emerging technology of ground source heating and cooling. They will be aware of the importance of the technology and wish to rapidly acquire fundamental theoretical understanding and design skills. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded to cover new technical developments and now includes end-of-chapter study questions to test the reader's understanding.

    • Cooking

A Short Introduction to the Sattvic Diet

A diet for the mind, body and soul. A way of life
Author: Arwen Jayne
Publisher: Jean Hollis
Category: Cooking
Page: 38
View: 424
A Short Introduction to the Sattvic Diet. A diet for the mind, body and soul. A way of life. Based an ancient Indian ayurvedic wisdom as well as the author's own experiences. The author is a yoga practitioner who has found the diet useful in living with her allergies and achieving peace of mind. The booklet aims to demystify and explain this ancient diet.

    • Science

Introduction to Geomagnetic Fields

Author: Wallace H. Campbell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521529532
Category: Science
Page: 337
View: 7546
Introduction to Geomagnetic Fields is a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of geophysics. It explains the natural magnetic fields in and surrounding the Earth that arise from a variety of electric currents. Readers are also introduced to the instrumentation for measuring geomagnetic fields, and to the applications of these techniques. This second edition has been fully revised to include of the most recent advances in the subject area. It has been designed for use on a semester course and includes student exercises at the end of each chapter.

    • Science

Introduction to Earth and Planetary System Science

New View of Earth, Planets and Humans
Author: Naotatsu Shikazono
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 4431540571
Category: Science
Page: 177
View: 1583
This book presents basic information on material science (geochemistry, geophysics, geology, mineralogy, etc.), interaction between subsystem consisting earth system (atmosphere, hydrosphere, litho (geo) sphere, biosphere, humans) and in earth-planet system and evolution of earth-planetary system. The nature-humans interactions are described and new view on earth, planets and humans (integration of anthropocentrism and naturecentrism) are presented.