Radiation and Climate

Radiation and Climate

by Ilias Vardavas, F. W. Taylor
     
 

Radiation theory and measurements are at the core of the climate change debate. This new book describes in detail the basic physics used in radiative transfer codes that are a key part of climate prediction models. The basic principles are extended to the atmospheres of the Earth and the other planets, illustrating the greenhouse effect and other radiation-based

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Radiation theory and measurements are at the core of the climate change debate. This new book describes in detail the basic physics used in radiative transfer codes that are a key part of climate prediction models. The basic principles are extended to the atmospheres of the Earth and the other planets, illustrating the greenhouse effect and other radiation-based phenomena at work. Several chapters deal with the techniques and measurements for monitoring the Earth's radiation budget and thus tracking global change and its effects. Remote sensing instruments on satellite and the theory of remote sensing are also covered. The book is the first comprehensive new publication on atmospheric radiation in more than a decade, and the first to link the theoretical and experimental aspects of the subject to the contemporary climate problem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199227471
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/11/2007
Series:
International Series of Monographs on Physics Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Climate Systems
Chapter 2. Atmospheric Physics and Thermodynamics
Chapter 3. Radiation Transfer Theory
Chapter 4. Thermal Infrared Transfer in the Atmosphere
Chapter 5. Incoming Solar Radiation
Chapter 6. Solar Radiation Transfer in the Atmosphere
Chapter 7. Atmospheric Photochemistry
Chapter 8. The Earth's Radiation Budget
Chapter 9. Theory of Radiation Measurements
Chapter 10. Climate Observations by Radiometry and Spectrometry
Chapter 11. Climate Modelling
Chapter 12. Planetary Evolution and Comparative Climatology

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