Principles of Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

Principles of Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

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This undergraduate text provides an introduction to the basic principles of atmospheric physics and chemistry. It allows a physics or chemistry undergraduate, without previous knowledge of the subject, to enter the subject at a fairly advanced level. It is a comprehensive text outlining the subject from the formation of the solar system to the present state of the atmosphere. All aspects of the lower and middle atmospheres, except for large-scale dynamics, are treated in a connected account as ultimate consequences of the solar radiation falling on the planet.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 154.9 x 236.2 x 25.4mm | 589.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • numerous line figures, tables
  • 0195093623
  • 9780195093629

Table of contents

1. Introductory Ideas ; 2. The Thermal Reservoir ; 3. Absorption and Scattering ; 4. Radiative Transfer ; 6. Constraints on the Thermal Structure ; 6. Ozone ; 7. Topics in Tropospheric Chemistry ; 8. Clouds and Precipitation ; 9. The Planetary Boundary Layershow more

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Few books exist that seek to penetrate to the physics and chemistry underlying the hyperbole which is why I am pleased to welcome this excellent book. The book is well laid out, and includes a reading list and a set of problems at the end of each chapter, which is excellent practice. An interesting and valuable book. It will be an extremely useful aid to teachers of atmospheric physics and chemistry, as well as graduates and advanced undergraduate students. It will almost certainly become an essential part of the library of any teacher or researcher in the atmospheric sciences. Physics World, September 1996 I am pleased to welcome this excellent book ... The book is well laid out, and includes a reading list and a set of problems at the end of each chapter, which is excellent practice. This is an interesting and valuable book. It will be an extremely useful aid to teachers of atmospheric physics and chemistry, as well as graduates and advanced undergraduate students. It will almost certainly become an essential part of the library of any teacher or researcher in the atmospheric sciences. John Harries, Imperial College, London, Physics World, September 1996 excellent postgraduate text ... Both readable and clear, and with sufficient mathematical rigour, it gives the broad view, and proceeds to atmospheric absorption, scattering, radiative transfer, the greenhouse effect and ozone. This is an excellent book for understanding atmospheric behaviour. Aslib Book Guide, vol.61, no.10, October 1996.show more

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