Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation / Edition 2

Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation / Edition 2

by H.R. Pruppacher, J.D. Klett
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Springer Netherlands


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Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation / Edition 2

This book provides the most comprehensive treatment to date of the microphysical processes which lead to cloud and precipitation formation. Emphasis is placed on presenting a quantitative description of the various mechanisms (e.g. nucleation, diffusional growth and evaporation, collisional growth and breakup) which lead to the formation of cloud and precipitation particles, individually and in populations. The second edition of this highly acclaimed book has been extensively updated to incorporate new research reported in a large number of articles and dozens of books and conference proceedings published since the first edition. Some highlights include: a new chapter on cloud chemistry; improved statistical mechanics models for homogeneous and heterogeneous ice nucleation; better data on aerosol size distribution and on fundamental properties of water; new data and models for asymmetric flow past particles of various shapes and for drop oscillation and breakup; extended treatment of drop coalescence and particle collision cross-sections, including some new effects of turbulence; more complete simulations of shastic growth; expanded treatment of growth modes of graupel, rime and hailstones; new field data and modelling concerning effects of electric fields and charges on cloud microphysics. Audience:The book is directed primarily at undergraduate and graduate level students of cloud physics, as well as at specialists in the field of aerosol physics, cloud dynamics, climate modelling, air chemistry, air pollution, and weather modification.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780792344094
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/31/1996
Series: Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library , #18
Edition description: Second Revised and Enlarged Edition with an Introduction to Cloud Chemistry and Cloud Electricity
Pages: 954
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.09(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition. Preface to the Second Edition. 1. Historical Review. 2. Microstructure of Atmospheric Clouds and Precipitation. 3. The Structure of Water Substance. 4. Equilibrium Between Water Vapor, Water, Aqueous Solutions, and Ice in Bulk. 5. Surface Properties of Water Substance. 6. Equilibrium Behavior of Cloud Drops and Ice Particles. 7. Homogeneous Nucleation. 8. The Atmospheric Aerosol and Trace Gases. 9. Heterogeneous Nucleation. 10. Hydrodynamics of Single Cloud and Precipitation Particles. 11. Mechanics of the Atmospheric Aerosol. 12. Cooling of Moist Air. 13. Diffusion Growth and Evaporation of Water Drops and Ice Crystals. 14. Cloud Particle Interactions-Collision, Coalescence, and Breakup. 15. Growth of Cloud Drops by Collision, Coalescence, and Breakup. 16. Microphysics of Ice Particle-Drop Interaction. 17. Cloud Chemistry. 18. Cloud Electricity. List of Principal Symbols. Index.

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