An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics / Edition 1

An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics / Edition 1

by David G. Andrews
     
 

"A quantitative introduction to the Earth's atmosphere for intermediate-advanced undergraduate and graduate students, with an emphasis on underlying physical principles. This edition has been brought completely up-to-date, and now includes a new chapter on the physics of climate change which builds upon material introduced in earlier chapters, giving the student a

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"A quantitative introduction to the Earth's atmosphere for intermediate-advanced undergraduate and graduate students, with an emphasis on underlying physical principles. This edition has been brought completely up-to-date, and now includes a new chapter on the physics of climate change which builds upon material introduced in earlier chapters, giving the student a broad understanding of some of the physical concepts underlying this most important and topical subject. In contrast to many other books on atmospheric science, the emphasis is on the underlying physics. Atmospheric applications are developed mainly in the problems given at the end of each chapter. The book is an essential resource for all students of atmospheric physics as part of an atmospheric science, meteorology, physics, Earth science, planetary science, or applied mathematics course"--Provided by publisher.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521629584
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2Atmospheric thermodynamics21
3Atmospheric radiation55
4Basic fluid dynamics97
5Further atmospheric fluid dynamics123
6Stratospheric chemistry157
7Atmospheric remote sounding177
8Atmospheric modelling203
App. AUseful physical constants215
App. BDerivation of the equations of motion in spherical coordinates217
App. CSolutions and hints for selected problems219
Bibliography223
Index227

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