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The Physics of Atmospheres / Edition 3

The Physics of Atmospheres / Edition 3

by John Houghton
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521011228
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/14/2002
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 6.93(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(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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