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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.93(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface; 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.