An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics

An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics

Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology, Second Edition. 1979 Volume 24 ARNETT S. DENNIs. Weather Modification by Cloud Seeding. 1980 Volume 25 Robert G. FLEAGLE AND JOOST. A. BUSINGER. An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics.

Author: Robert G. Fleagle

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080918220

Category: Science

Page: 42

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This book is addressed to those who wish to understand the relationship between atmospheric phenomena and the nature of matter as expressed in the principles of physics. The interesting atmospheric phenomena are more than applications of gravitation, of thermodynamics, of hydrodynamics, or of electrodynamics; and mastery of the results of controlled experiment and of the related theory alone does not imply an understanding of atmospheric phenomena. This distinction arises because the extent and the complexity of the atmosphere permit effects and interactions that are entirely negligible in the laboratory or are deliberately excluded from it. the objective of laboratory physics is, by isolating the relevant variables, to reveal the fundamental properties of matter; whereas the objective of atmospheric physics, or of any observational science, is to understand those phenomena that are characteristic of the whole system. For these reasons the exposition of atmospheric physics requires substantial extensions of classical physics. It also requires that understanding be based on a coherent "way of seeing" the ensemble of atmospheric phenomena. Only then is understanding likely to stimulate still more general insights.
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Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System

Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System

1979* Volume 24 ARNETT S. DENNIS. Weather Modification by Cloud Seeding. 1980* Volume 25 ROBERT G. FLEAGLE and JOOST A. BUSINGER. An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics, 2nd Edition. 1980* Volume 26 KUO-NAN LIOU.

Author: John S. Lewis

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080470122

Category: Science

Page: 655

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Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System, 2nd Edition, is a comprehensive survey of the planetary physics and physical chemistry of our own solar system. It covers current research in these areas and the planetary sciences that have benefited from both earth-based and spacecraft-based experimentation. These experiments form the basis of this encyclopedic reference, which skillfully fuses synthesis and explanation. Detailed chapters review each of the major planetary bodies as well as asteroids, comets, and other small orbitals. Astronomers, physicists, and planetary scientists can use this state-of-the-art book for both research and teaching. This Second Edition features extensive new material, including expanded treatment of new meteorite classes, spacecraft findings from Mars Pathfinder through Mars Odyssey 2001, recent reflections on brown dwarfs, and descriptions of planned NASA, ESA, and Japanese planetary missions. * New edition features expanded treatment of new meteorite classes, the latest spacecraft findings from Mars, information about 100+ new discoveries of planets and stars, planned lunar and planetary missions, more end-of-chapter exercises, and more * Includes extensive new material and is amply illustrated throughout * Reviews each major planetary body, asteroids, comets, and other small orbitals
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Chemistry of the Natural Atmosphere

Chemistry of the Natural Atmosphere

Atmospheric Circulation Systems: Their Structure and Physical Interpretation. 1969 Volume 14 HENRY ... Theory of Planetary Atmospheres: An Introduction to Their Physics and Chemistry. 1978 Volume 23 JAMES R. ... 1980 Volume 25 ROBERT G.

Author: Warneck

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080954684

Category: Science

Page: 752

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Chemistry of the Natural Atmosphere
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Numerical Models of Oceans and Oceanic Processes

Numerical Models of Oceans and Oceanic Processes

The Upper Atmosphere: Meteorology and Physics. 1965* Volume 9 W.L. ... Water at the Surface of the Earth: An Introduction to Ecosystem Hydrodynamics. 1977 Volume 22 J.W. ... 1980 Volume 25 R.G. FLEAGLE AND J.A. BUSINGER. An Introduction ...

Author: Lakshmi H. Kantha

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080512907

Category: Science

Page: 750

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Oceans play a pivotal role in our weather and climate. Ocean-borne commerce is vital to our increasingly close-knit global community. Yet we do not fully understand the intricate details of how they function, how they interact with the atmosphere, and what the limits are to their biological productivity and their tolerance to wastes. While satellites are helping us to fill in the gaps, numerical ocean models are playing an important role in increasing our ability to comprehend oceanic processes, monitor the current state of the oceans, and to a limited extent, even predict their future state. Numerical Models of Oceans and Oceanic Processes is a survey of the current state of knowledge in this field. It brings together a discussion of salient oceanic dynamics and processes, numerical solution methods, and ocean models to provide a comprehensive treatment of the topic. Starting with elementary concepts in ocean dynamics, it deals with equatorial, mid-latitude, high latitude, and coastal dynamics from the perspective of a modeler. A comprehensive and up-to-date chapter on tides is also included. This is followed by a discussion of different kinds of numerical ocean models and the pre- and post-processing requirements and techniques. Air-sea and ice-ocean coupled models are described, as well as data assimilation and nowcast/forecasts. Comprehensive appendices on wavelet transforms and empirical orthogonal functions are also included. This comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the field should be of interest to oceanographers, atmospheric scientists, and climatologists. While some prior knowledge of oceans and numerical modeling is helpful, the book includes an overview of enough elementary material so that along with its companion volume, Small Scale Processes in Geophysical Flows, it should be useful to both students new to the field and practicing professionals. * Comprehensive and up-to-date review * Useful for a two-semester (or one-semester on selected topics) graduate level course * Valuable reference on the topic * Essential for a better understanding of weather and climate
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Thermodynamics of Clouds

Thermodynamics of Clouds

Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 Volume 5 Volume 6 Volume 7 Volume 8 Volume 9 Volume 10 Volume I l Volume 12 ... An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics. ... 1980 In preparation Volume 25 ROBERT G. FLEAGLE AND JOOST A. BUSINGER.

Author: Louis Doufour

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780323158374

Category: Science

Page: 270

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Thermodynamics of Clouds is Volume 6 of the International Geophysics Series. This volume is an attempt to be a single reference of meteorological works of thermodynamical problems in relation to surface tension and adsorption. Numerous applications of various formulas accompany the text for further understanding of the reader to the concepts featured. The book is divided into 13 chapters where Chapters 1-6 serve as the first part of the book and the second part is from Chapter 7 to Chapter 13. The first part generally discusses and establishes the general formulas of the thermodynamics of surfaces. The method used by the authors is the one by Defay and Prigogine of studying systems in a state of partial equilibrium. The second part of the volume applies the general formulas established in Chapters 1-6 into some meteorological problems such as studies of a droplet or ice crystal suspended in the atmosphere. The text can be used by both graduate and undergraduate students with interest in thermodynamics and climate studies. Professionals such as meteorologists can also use this book as reference in solving some meteorological problems.
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Weather Modification by Cloud Seeding

Weather Modification by Cloud Seeding

Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 Volume 5 Volume 6 Volume 7 Volume 8 Volume 9 Volume 10 Volume 1 1 Volume 12 ... An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics. ... 1980 In preparation Volume 25 ROBERT G. FLEAGLE AND Joost A. BUSINGER.

Author: Dennis

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080954585

Category: Science

Page: 266

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Weather Modification by Cloud Seeding
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Ocean Circulation and Climate

Ocean Circulation and Climate

Weather Modification by Cloud Seeding . 1980 Volume 25 ROBERT G. FLEAGLE AND JOOST A. BUSINGER . An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics , Second Edition . 1980 Volume 26 KUG - NAN LIOU . An Introduction to Atmospheric Radiation .

Author: Gerold Siedler

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0126413517

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 826

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This book presents the views of leading scientists on the knowledge of the global ocean circulation following the completion of the observational phase of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment. WOCE's in situ physical and chemical measurements together with satellite altimetry have produced a data set which provides for development of ocean and coupled ocean-atmosphere circulation models used for understanding ocean and climate variability and projecting climate change. This book guides the reader through the analysis, interpretation, modelling and synthesis of this data.
Categories: Business & Economics

Principles of Ocean Physics

Principles of Ocean Physics

1979 Volume 24 ARNETT S. DENNIS. Weather Modification by Cloud Seeding. 1980 Volume 25 ROBERT G. FLEAGLE AND JOOST A. BUSINGER. An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics. Second Edition. 1980 Volume 26 Kou-NAN LIOU.

Author: John R. Apel

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483288055

Category: Science

Page: 634

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In recent years, significant advances in both the theoretical and observational sides of physical oceanography have allowed the ocean's physical behavior to be described more quantitatively. This book discusses the physical mechanisms and processes of the sea, and will be valuable not only to oceanographers but also physicists, graduate students, and scientists working in dynamics or optics of the marine environment.
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Meteorology at the Millennium

Meteorology at the Millennium

1979* Volume 24 Arnett S. Dennis. Weather Modification by Cloud Seeding. 1980* Volume 25 Robert G. Fleagle and Joost A. Blsinger. An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics. Second Edition. 1980 Volume 26 Kug-Nan Lioi .

Author: Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain)

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780125480352

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Meteorology at the Millennium details recent advances in meteorology and explores its interfaces with science, technology, and society. Ways in which modern meteorology is contributing to the developments in other sciences are described, as well as how atmospheric scientists are learning from colleagues in related disciplines. Meteorology at the Millennium will serve as a point of reference for students and researchers of meteorology and climatology for many years to come. The areas covered include weather prediction at the millennium, climate variability and change, atmosphere-ocean coupling, the biogeochemical system, weather on other planets. This book is a compilation of the best invited papers presented at a conference celebrating the 150 years of the Royal Meteorological Society (RMS).
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An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology

An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology

Physics of Geomagnetic Phenomena (in two volumes). 1967* Volume 12 K. YA ... Atmospheric Circulation Systems: Their Structure and Physical Interpretation. 1969* Volume 14 ... 1980* Volume 25 Robert G. Fleagle and Joost A. Businger.

Author: James R. Holton

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123540157

Category: Computers

Page: 553

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This revised text presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology, and explains storm dynamics for weather-oriented meteorologists. It discusses climate dynamics and the implications posed for global change. The Fourth Edition features a CD-ROM with MATLAB® exercises and updated treatments of several key topics. Much of the material is based on a two-term course for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences. * Provides clear physical explanations of key dynamical principles * Contains a wealth of illustrations to elucidate text and equations, plus end-of-chapter problems * Holton is one of the leading authorities in contemporary meteorology, and well known for his clear writing style * Instructor's Manual available to adopters NEW IN THIS EDITION * A CD-ROM with MATLAB® exercises and demonstrations * Updated treatments on climate dynamics, tropical meteorology, middle atmosphere dynamics, and numerical prediction
Categories: Computers