Atmospheric Radiation

Author: R. M. Goody
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195356101
Release Date: 1995-12-07
Genre: Science

A complete revision of Goody's classic 1964 work, this volume offers a systematic discussion of atmospheric radiation processes that today are at the center of worldwide study and concern. It deals with the ways in which incident solar radiation is transformed into scattered and thermal radiation, and the thermodynamic consequences for the Earth's gaseous envelope, identifying aspects of the interaction between radiation and atmospheric motions as the central theme for atmospheric radiation studies. As a complete treatment of physical and mathematical foundations, the text assumes no prior knowledge of atmospheric physics. The theoretical discussion is systematic, and can therefore be applied with minor extension to any planetary atmosphere.

Radiation in the Atmosphere

Author: Wilford Zdunkowski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139464604
Release Date: 2007-03-29
Genre: Science

This book presents the theory and applications of radiative transfer in the atmosphere. It is written for graduate students and researchers in the fields of meteorology and related sciences. The book begins with important basic definitions of the radiative transfer theory. It presents the hydrodynamic derivation of the radiative transfer equation and the principles of variance. The authors examine in detail various quasi-exact solutions of the radiative transfer equation and give a thorough treatment of the radiative perturbation theory. A rigorous treatment of Mie scattering is given, including Rayleigh scattering as a special case, and the important efficiency factors for extinction, scattering and absorption are derived. The fundamentals of remote sensing applications of radiative transfer are presented. Problems of varying degrees of difficulty are included at the end of each chapter, so readers can further their understanding of the materials covered in the book.

Radiative Transfer in the Atmosphere and Ocean

Author: Gary E. Thomas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521890616
Release Date: 2002-01-28
Genre: Science

Provides a foundation of the theoretical and practical aspects of radiative transfer, for the atmospheric, oceanic and environmental sciences.

Giant Planets of Our Solar System

Author: Patrick Irwin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540006818
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Science

"Drawing from all relevant areas of scientific research and knowledge, Giant Planets of Our Solar System provides a comprehensive review of the current state of knowledge about the atmospheres, composition and structure of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, the largest planetary bodies in the Solar System. Whilst acknowledging that scientific opinion in many areas of this fascinating subject is still divided, this book attempts to give a balanced comparison between the various theories and models. It condenses the many disparate fields in this area of research into a single volume, covering everything from the formation of the planets in the early Solar System through to the remote sensing of their atmospheric properties." "The book is an invaluable source of reference and contains detailed and extensive tables on composition, both solar and of the planets, together with a comprehensive bibliography and reference list."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Atmospheric Physics

Author: Julio V. Iribarne
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400989528
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

The extraordinary growth and development of atmospheric sciences during the last dec ades, and the concern for certain applied problems, such as those related to the environ ment, have prompted the introduction of college and university courses in this field. There is consequently a need for good textbooks. A few appropriate books have appeared in the last few years, aimed at a variety of levels and having different orientations. Most of them are of rather limited scope; in par ticular, a number of them are restricted to the field of dynamics and its meteorological applications. There is still a need for an elementary, yet comprehensive, survey of the terrestrial atmosphere. This short volume attempts to fill that need. This book is intended as a textbook that can be used for a university course at a second or third year level. It requires only elementary mathematics and such knowledge of physics as should be acquired in most first-year general physicS courses. It may serve in two ways. A general review of the field is provided for students who work or plan to work in other fields (such as geophysics, geography, environmental sciences, space research), but are interested in acquiring general information; at the same time, it may serve as a general and elementary introduction for students who will later specialize in some area of atmospheric science.

A first course in atmospheric radiation

Author: Grant William Petty
Publisher: Sundog Pub
ISBN: 0972903313
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Science

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.

Atmospheric Circulation Dynamics and Circulation Models

Author: Masaki Satoh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540426388
Release Date: 2004-05-03
Genre: Nature

This book describes the methods used to construct general circulation models of the atmosphere, and how such models perform in applications relating to the real climate and environmental systems. The author describes the fundamental dynamics of the atmospheric circulation, modelling of the general circulation, and applications of GCMs. The book consists of three parts: - Part 1 summarizes the physical processes involved, including basic equations, waves and instabilities; - Part 2 covers atmospheric structures, including various types of one- and two-dimensional structures and circulations; - Part 3 describes the basic notions for construction of general circulation models of the atmosphere and their applications. Atmospheric Circulation Dynamics and General Circulation Methods includes an appendix incorporating the basic data and mathematical formulae required to enable readers to construct GCMs for themselves.

The Endangered Atmosphere

Author: Marvin S. Soroos
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1570032033
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Science

With the Earth's atmosphere increasingly being used as a convenient sink for myriad pollutants, humanity faces the daunting problem of conserving a vital resource that, like the oceans, outer space, and Antarctica, defies geographical boundary. In this comprehensive look at the atmosphere's deterioration - an issue that has emerged as a leading international concern - Marvin S. Soroos considers how it is being altered and degraded by a rapidly growing and industrializing human population and what is being done to preserve it. In case studies of four international atmospheric agreements - governing atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons, acid precipitation, ozone-layer depletion, and global climate change - Soroos demonstrates the uneven, piecemeal approach that the international community has taken. He draws conclusions regarding the circumstances favoring cooperation among states and ponders the likelihood that governments will pursue environmental security in a preventive, collaborative way rather than by depending on the self-reliant, defensive strategies that have proved so costly and counterproductive in the pursuit of military security.

Atmospheric Adaptive Optics

Author: Vladimir Petrovich Lukin
Publisher: SPIE Press
ISBN: 0819418714
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Science

A study of atmospheric adaptive optics. It covers: adaptive phase correction of optical wave distortions in random inhomogeneous media; enhancement of images transmitted through the atmosphere by methods of adaptive optics; and equations for the moment of the corrected field.

Measuring Precipitation from Space

Author: V. Levizzani
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402058356
Release Date: 2007-05-11
Genre: Science

No other book can offer such a powerful tool to understand the basics of remote sensing for precipitation, to make use of existing products and to have a glimpse of the near future missions and instruments. This book features state-of-the-art rainfall estimation algorithms, validation strategies, and precipitation modeling. More than 20 years after the last book on the subject the worldwide precipitation community has produced a comprehensive overview of its activities, achievements, ongoing research and future plans.

Radiative Heat Transfer

Author: Michael F. Modest
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780123869906
Release Date: 2013-02-20
Genre: Science

The third edition of Radiative Heat Transfer describes the basic physics of radiation heat transfer. The book provides models, methodologies, and calculations essential in solving research problems in a variety of industries, including solar and nuclear energy, nanotechnology, biomedical, and environmental. Every chapter of Radiative Heat Transfer offers uncluttered nomenclature, numerous worked examples, and a large number of problems—many based on real world situations—making it ideal for classroom use as well as for self-study. The book's 24 chapters cover the four major areas in the field: surface properties; surface transport; properties of participating media; and transfer through participating media. Within each chapter, all analytical methods are developed in substantial detail, and a number of examples show how the developed relations may be applied to practical problems. Extensive solution manual for adopting instructors Most complete text in the field of radiative heat transfer Many worked examples and end-of-chapter problems Large number of computer codes (in Fortran and C++), ranging from basic problem solving aids to sophisticated research tools Covers experimental methods

An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation

Author: Kuo-Nan Liou
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124514510
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Science

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.

Weakly Interacting Molecular Pairs Unconventional Absorbers of Radiation in the Atmosphere

Author: Claude Camy-Peyret
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401000253
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

The Advanced Research Workshop entitled “Weakly Interacting Molecular Pairs: Unconventional Absorbers of Radiation in the At- sphere” was held in Abbaye de Fontevraud, France, from April 29 to May 3, 2002. The meeting involved 40 researchers from 14 countries. The goal of this meeting was to address a problem that the scienti?c community is aware of for many years. Up now, however, the so- tion for this problem is far from satisfactory. Pair e?ects are called unconventional in the title of this meeting. In speci?c spectral domains and/or geophysical conditions they are recognized to play a dominant role in the absorption/emission properties of the atmosphere. Water vapor continuum absorption is among the most prominent examples. Permanently improving accuracy of both laboratory studies and ?eld observations requires better knowledge of the spectroscopic features - tributable to molecular pairs which may form at equilibrium. The Workshop was targeted both to clarify the pending questions and, as far as feasible, to trace the path to possible answers since the underlying phenomena are yet incompletely understood and since a reliable theory is often not available. On the other hand, the lack of precise laboratory data on bimolecular absorption is often precluding the construction of reliable theoretical models. Ideally, the knowledge accumulated in the course of laboratory studies should correlate with the practical demands from those who are carrying out atmospheric ?eld measurements and space observations.