Atmospheric Science : An Introductory Survey
This book has been written in response to a need for a text to support several of the introductory courses in atmospheric sciences commonly taught in universities; namely, introductory survey courses at the junior or senior undergraduate level and beginning graduate level, the undergraduate physical meteorology course, and the undergraduate synoptic laboratory. These courses serve to introduce the student to the fundamental physical principles upon which the atmospheric sciences are based and to provide an elementary description and interpretation of the wide range of atmospheric phenomena dealt with in detail in more advanced courses. In planning the book we have assumed that students enrolled in such courses have already had some exposure to calculus and physics at the first-year college level and to chemistry at the high school level.
- Hardback | 467 pages
- 167.4 x 240.8 x 28.2mm | 895.77g
- 04 May 1977
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- Illustrations, charts, maps
Table of contents
Preface. Units and Numerical Values. A brief Survey of the Atmosphere. Atmospheric Thermodynamics. Extratropical Synoptic-Scale Disturbances. Atmospheric Aerosol and Cloud Microphysical Processes. Clouds and Storms. Radiative Transfer. The Global Energy Balance. Atmospheric Dynamics. The General Circulation. Index.