Microphysical Processes in Clouds

Microphysical Processes in Clouds

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This text provides a solid foundation in the basic microphysical processes that govern the formation and growth of water and ice particles, introducing the student to the synergistic nature of these interactions in clouds. Intended to provide a cohesive framework in light of current thinking, it focuses on the interactive processes that lead to the formation of clouds and precipitation rather than on microphysical processes in isolation. Better understanding of these interactions is viewed as an essential aspect of understanding processes in real cloud systems. The text also provides the basis for understanding clouds in relation to global change, examining chemical reactions that take place within clouds and their role in the earth's radiation balance.
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  • Hardback | 442 pages
  • 152.4 x 233.68 x 30.48mm | 1,020.58g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, numerous line figures, tables, bibliography
  • 0195075633
  • 9780195075632

About Kenneth C. Young

Professor Young received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago specializing in numerical modeling of cloud microphysical processes. In cooperation with the National Hael Research experiment, he developed several models of hael formation and its modification. He has been teaching a graduate level cloud physics course at The University of Arizona since 1975.
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