Planetary Climates

Planetary Climates

by Andrew Ingersoll
     
 

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"In forty years of teaching similar material to undergraduates, I have not seen a better book. The subject is the science that underlies climate. Each chapter focuses in depth on one or two important concepts. Mathematics is avoided when not needed. But Ingersoll is not compromising. He gives full explanations of even difficult concepts, such as vorticity. There is

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"In forty years of teaching similar material to undergraduates, I have not seen a better book. The subject is the science that underlies climate. Each chapter focuses in depth on one or two important concepts. Mathematics is avoided when not needed. But Ingersoll is not compromising. He gives full explanations of even difficult concepts, such as vorticity. There is no political material here, just carefully presented science. This is the book to assign prior to entering policy debates in an undergraduate course."—Peter J. Gierasch, Cornell University

"This clear and engaging book presents a sweeping tour of our solar system's diverse planetary atmospheres, providing a rich foundation on their structure, composition, circulation, climate, and long-term evolution. Explaining current knowledge, physical and chemical mechanisms, and unanswered questions, the book brings the reader to the cutting edge of the field. Highly recommended."—Adam Showman, University of Arizona

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"Prof Andrew Ingersoll has made many important contributions to planetary science through his career, and in Planetary Climates he wields his immense expertise to really get across the weirdness of weather systems on other worlds."—Lewis Dartnell, BBC Sky at Night

"[This] is an ideal introduction for science students and nonspecialist scientists, as well as general readers with a scientific background."Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin

"Like all works in the excellent 'Princeton Primers in Climate' series, this book presents content in the main body in a nontechnical manner, with little mathematical detail, but then includes detailed technical/mathematical information in sidebars and boxes so that various levels of more advanced discussion can be individually tailored to a particular group of students."Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780691145051
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/25/2013
Series:
Princeton Primers in Climate
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
894,551
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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