The Physics of Atmospheres / Edition 3

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Overview

In the third edition of The Physics of Atmospheres, John Houghton has revised his acclaimed textbook to bring it completely up-to-date. The book provides a comprehensive concise description of the physical processes governing the structure and the circulation of the atmosphere. New chapters have been introduced on topics of strong contemporary interest such as chaos and predictability and climate change. The chapters on global observations (especially through remote sensing) and numerical modeling have also been substantially extended.

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"...a splendid volume in the best traditions of CUP student texts. An excellent source of reference." New Scientist

"Houghton offers a well structured, clearly presented bok aimed at upper-division undergraduate students of physical meteorology and climatology... one of the best of its kind, certainly a useful addition to any atmospheric science collection." Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521011228
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/14/2002
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Some basic ideas; 2. A radiative equilibrium model; 3. Thermodynamics; 4. More complex radiation transfer; 5. The middle and upper atmospheres; 6. Clouds; 7. Dynamics; 8. Atmospheric waves; 9. Turbulence; 10. The general circulation; 11. Numerical modelling; 12. Global observation; 13. Chaos and atmospheric predictability; 14. Climate and climate change; Index.

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