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The Atmosphere

An Introduction to Meteorology
Author: Frederick K. Lutgens,Edward J. Tarbuck
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 508
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Reinforcing basic concepts with everyday, easy-to-grasp examples, this highly regarded volume remains the standard introduction to meteorology and the atmosphere – components, problems, and applications. The Eleventh Edition retains hallmark Tarbuck/Lutgens features: a friendly, largely non-technical narrative, timely coverage of recent atmospheric events, and carefully crafted artwork by leading science illustrator Dennis Tasa. The authors continue to provide current reports, including discussion and photos of “Super Tuesday” (the day of many 2008 presidential primaries) and the tornado outbreak in 24 states. The chapter on climate changeis updated to includethe findings presented in the fourth assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The book's Companion Website is fully updated.

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Turbulence in the Atmosphere


Author: John C. Wyngaard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139485520
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 576
Based on his 40+ years of research and teaching, John Wyngaard's textbook is an excellent up-to-date introduction to turbulence in the atmosphere and in engineering flows for advanced students, and a reference work for researchers in the atmospheric sciences. Part I introduces the concepts and equations of turbulence. It includes a rigorous introduction to the principal types of numerical modeling of turbulent flows. Part II describes turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer. Part III covers the foundations of the statistical representation of turbulence and includes illustrative examples of stochastic problems that can be solved analytically. The book treats atmospheric and engineering turbulence in a unified way, gives clear explanation of the fundamental concepts of modeling turbulence, and has an up-to-date treatment of turbulence in the atmospheric boundary layer. Student exercises are included at the ends of chapters, and worked solutions are available online for use by course instructors.

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The Atmosphere

Bridges Edition
Author: Zareh MacPherson Artinian
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
ISBN: 1935473220
Category: Atmosphere
Page: 48
View: 9253
A look at the atmosphere, its composition, and the natural and human processes that effect it.

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The Atmosphere and Climate of Mars


Author: Robert M. Haberle,R. Todd Clancy,François Forget,Michael D. Smith,Richard W. Zurek
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107016185
Category: Science
Page: 644
View: 8888
Humanity has long been fascinated by the planet Mars. Was its climate ever conducive to life? What is the atmosphere like today and why did it change so dramatically over time? Eleven spacecraft have successfully flown to Mars since the Viking mission of the 1970s and early 1980s. These orbiters, landers and rovers have generated vast amounts of data that now span a Martian decade (roughly eighteen years). This new volume brings together the many new ideas about the atmosphere and climate system that have emerged, including the complex interplay of the volatile and dust cycles, the atmosphere-surface interactions that connect them over time, and the diversity of the planet's environment and its complex history. Including tutorials and explanations of complicated ideas, students, researchers and non-specialists alike are able to use this resource to gain a thorough and up-to-date understanding of this most Earth-like of planetary neighbours.

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The Atmosphere


Author: Paul Palmer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198722036
Category: Science
Page: 144
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The atmosphere is the thin, diffuse fluid that envelops the Earth's surface. Despite its apparent fragility, the existence of this fluid is vital for human and other life on Earth. In this Very Short Introduction, Paul Palmer describes the physical and chemical characteristics of different layers in the atmosphere, and shows how the interactions where the atmosphere is in contact with land, ocean, and ice affect its observed physical and chemical properties. He also looks at how movement in the atmosphere, driven by heat from the sun, transports heat from lower latitudes to higher latitudes, and is a fundamental feature of the general circulation in the atmosphere. Finally, Palmer presents an overview of the types of measurements used to understand different parts of the atmosphere, and identifies the future challenges for atmospheric scientists. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Changing the Atmosphere

Expert Knowledge and Environmental Governance
Author: Clark A. Miller,Paul N. Edwards
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262632195
Category: Political Science
Page: 385
View: 4425
Incorporating historical, sociological, and philosophical approaches, Changing the Atmosphere presents detailed empirical studies of climate science and its uptake into public policy.

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The Atmosphere

Planetary Heat Engine
Author: Gregory Vogt
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0761328416
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
View: 5465
Explains what the atmosphere is made of, why it is considered a dynamic system, and why it must be protected.

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The Atmosphere


Author: Camille Flammarion,James Glaisher
Publisher: New York : Harper
ISBN: N.A
Category: Atmosphere
Page: 453
View: 6859

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Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate


Author: Murry L. Salby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521767180
Category: Science
Page: 666
View: 4422
Murry Salby's textbook provides an integrated treatment of processes controlling the Earth-atmosphere system for students and researchers.

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Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere

A Course in Theoretical Meteorology
Author: Wilford Zdunkowski,Andreas Bott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521006859
Category: Science
Page: 251
View: 8238
This textbook is written for graduate students and researchers in meteorology and related sciences. While most meteorological textbooks only present equilibrium thermodynamics, this book also introduces the linear theory of non-equilibrium and provides the necessary background for more advanced studies. The authors start by introducing the equations that describe the basic laws of thermodynamics and entropy and go on to discuss the thermodynamics of blackbody radiation, thermodynamic potentials, and the constitutive equations of irreversible fluxes. Later chapters look at the state functions of ideal gases, thermodynamics of cloud air, heat equations for special adiabatic systems, atmospheric statics, stability, and atmospheric energetics of hydrostatic equilibrium. Each chapter ends with a set of exercises that are designed to help the reader develop a deeper understanding of the subject. Answers to all the exercises are given at the end of the book.

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A Field Guide to the Atmosphere


Author: Vincent J. Schaefer,John A. Day,Jay Pasachoff
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395976319
Category: Nature
Page: 384
View: 4605
Photographs show phenomena of the atmosphere, describing types of atmospheric particles, rainbows, clouds, and precipitation.

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Beyond the Atmosphere

Early Years of Space Science
Author: Homer E. Newell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486135659
Category: Science
Page: 528
View: 391
This exciting survey is the work of a top NASA administrator who chronicles technological advances, the relationship of space science to general science, and the space program's social, political, and economic contexts.

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Evolution of the atmosphere


Author: James Callan Gray Walker
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 318
View: 2648

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The Atmosphere


Author: Jason D. Nemeth
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1448861705
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 1641
Provides basic information about Earth's atmosphere, including its content, function, and simple facts about global warming.

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The Wonder Book of the Atmosphere


Author: Edwin James Houston
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Atmosphere
Page: 326
View: 7291

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Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere for Environmental Security


Author: Agnès Perrin,Najate Ben Sari-Zizi,Jean Demaison
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402050909
Category: Nature
Page: 353
View: 8952
This volume continues presentation of the proceedings of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) held at Rabat, Morocco on the 17-19th of November 2005 entitled Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere for Environmental Security. Coverage includes a review of recent and upcoming experimental satellite measurements of the Earth’s atmosphere, characterisation of pollution in urban areas and the growing lack of water in many countries of the Mediterranean area, and more.

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The Atmosphere and the Sea in Motion

Scientific Contributions to the Rossby Memorial Volume
Author: Bert Bolin
Publisher: Rockefeller University Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Atmosphere
Page: 509
View: 3818

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Sulfur in the Atmosphere

Proceedings of the International Symposium Held in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, 7-14 September 1977
Author: R. B. Husar,J. P. Lodge,D. J. Moore
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483150739
Category: Science
Page: 828
View: 7614
Sulfur in the Atmosphere covers the proceedings of the International Symposium held in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia on September 7-14, 1977. The text focuses on the processes involved in the transfer of sulfur through the atmospheric environment, particularly noting its distribution in space in gas, liquid, and solid phases. The book first offers information on the properties of sulfur and the processes involved in its determination, as well as measurement methods, chemical transformations, dry and wet deposition, and aerosol dynamics. The publication also looks at water-soluble sulfur compounds in aerosols, chemical properties of tropospheric sulfur aerosols, and sampling and analysis of atmospheric sulfates and related species. The text examines the techniques involved in the identification of chemical composition of aerosol sulfur compounds. Topics include thermal volatilization, thermometric methods, wet chemical identification, and laser Raman spectroscopy. The publication also reviews the calculation of long term sulfur deposition in Europe; transmission of sulfur dioxide on local, regional, and continental scale; and airborne sampling system for the monitoring of plume. The book is a dependable source of data for readers interested in the transfer of sulfur through the atmospheric environment.

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The Atmosphere and Ocean

A Physical Introduction
Author: Neil C. Wells
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119979846
Category: Science
Page: 448
View: 5887
The Atmosphere and Ocean is a fully revised and updated student friendly physical introduction to the atmosphere and ocean. Now in its Third Edition, the book continues to provide students with an accessible description of the atmosphere and ocean with emphasis on their physical properties and inter-dependence. Clearly structured throughout, the book demonstrates that the atmosphere and ocean are both subject to the influence of the earth's rotation and therefore they have a common dynamical basis. The author clearly demonstrates the fundamental differences between the two environments and provides the reader with a much better understanding of the atmosphere and the ocean and an appreciation of their closest interactive relationship. There have been many developments in the field over the past ten years and this latest edition of a highly successful textbook brings together new material on the ocean-atmosphere system and climate, the observed circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and radiation in the atmosphere and ocean. Fully revised and updated 3rd Edition of student friendly physical introduction to the atmosphere and ocean. Now includes new chapters on observed circulation of the atmosphere and ocean, energy flows in the ocean atmosphere system, modeling the ocean and atmosphere, the ocean atmosphere system and climate. Well structured and written in an authoritative yet accessible style suitable for 2nd and 3rd year students taking courses in meteorology, oceanography and related Earth Sciences or as an introduction for graduate students. Emphasis placed on physical properties and inter-dependence of the ocean and climate. Part of the RMetS (Royal Meteorological Society) book series, Advancing Weather and Climate Science

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The Atmosphere and Ionosphere

Dynamics, Processes and Monitoring
Author: Vladimir Bychkov,Gennady Golubkov,Anatoly Nikitin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048132126
Category: Science
Page: 362
View: 8786
From July 7 to 12, 2008 in Zelenogradsk, a cosy resort on the bank of the Baltic Sea near Kaliningrad in Russia, the 1st International Conference “Atmosphere, Ionosphere, Safety (AIS-2008)” has been carried out. The State Russian University of I. Kant, Semenov Institute of chemical physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushkov Institute of terrestrial magnetism and radio-waves propagation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Russian Committee on Ball Lightning (BL) have acted as organizers of the conference. Financial support was made by Russian Fund of Fundamental Research Project N. 08-03-06041 and European Of?ce of Aerospace Research and Development Grant award FA8655-08-1-5052. The International conference “Atmosphere, Ionosphere, Safety” (AIS-2008) was devoted to (i) the analysis of the atmosphere–ionosphere response on natural and man-made processes, the reasons of occurrence of the various accompanying geophysical phenomena, and an estimation of possible consequences of their in?uence on the person and technological systems; (ii) the study of the monitoring possibility and search of the ways for the risk level decrease. Discussion of the physical and chemical processes accompanying the observable geophysical p- nomena was undertaken. One can see from a list of the Conference sections that questions of safety took only rather modest place, so main topics of the Conference became discussion of processes taking place in the atmosphere, ionosphere and methods of monitoring these processes.